PepsiCo Beverage’s Sacramento-based electric fleet is driving progress toward PepsiCo’s net zero emissions goal in NACFE ‘Run on Less’ trucking event
PepsiCo’s fleet and electric infrastructure, including Tesla Semi trucks, spotlighted to push the industry forward in building electric depots
Purchase, NY, September 27, 2023 — PepsiCo Beverages North America’s (PBNA) Sacramento-based Tesla Semi trucks are taking part in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) national “Run on Less: Electric Depot” trucking event this September.
In December 2022, PepsiCo took the first delivery of the all-electric Tesla Semi trucks and as of September 1, nearly 680,000 Zero Emissions (ZE) miles have been traveled.
PBNA’s Sacramento, Calif. bottling production and distribution facility is using a variety of electric vehicles including BYD Electric yard tractors, light-duty Ford E-Transit Service vehicles and 21 Tesla Semis as the company is working toward its ambitious pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) goal of net zero emissions by 2040. The Tesla Semis being deployed out of Sacramento run two different types of routes: long-haul routes that transport between 250 and 520 miles per run and with a gross vehicle weight plus load of up to 82,000 lbs.; And 18 different delivery routes where the trucks cover less than 75 miles per day, hauling a diminishing load that leaves nearly full and lightens throughout the day as deliveries are made.
The three Tesla Semis participating in the Run on Less are driving slip-seated long-haul transport routes. After two weeks (Sept. 11 – Sept. 23), these Semis have accumulated a total of 19,122 miles. Approximately 65 percent of miles driven during the first two weeks of Run on Less were loaded to a gross vehicle weight plus load of over 70,000 pounds. The program has also demonstrated the capability of megawatt charging in transport operations enabling slip-seat, continuous transportation capabilities with an electric vehicle.