Frito-Lay Modesto Shows Off Tesla Semi, Charging Stations and Megapack [VIDEO]

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PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay was the first customer to receive Tesla’s Semi truck and now the snack maker has showcased its green technologies at its Modesto, California, facility.

Frito-Lay says it is near completion of its Modesto facility’s transformation into a green facility that uses zero and near zero-emission technologies.

The project was started in 2019 and supported by the California Climate Investments (CCI) initiative, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), showcase the sustainability benefits of zero-emission (ZE) and near zero-emission (NZE) technologies.

Frito-Lay says the site has four Tesla 750kW charging stations can offer Semi 400 miles of range in 1 hour of charging. “PepsiCo and Frito-Lay are now the first company to have a commercial fleet featuring the electric Semi,” said the company last week.

You can check out the Semi chargers below:

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We also see the Modesto site has Tesla’s Megapack battery energy storage, offering 2.7MW hours of on-site battery storage:

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The video also shows there are four Tesla chargers on site for staff and guests.

“To date, the Frito-Lay Modesto transformation has resulted in a 91 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from direct fleet operations, or 5,250 metric tons of GHG emissions. If the standard 4-person compact SUV drives on average 15,000 miles per year with an average MPG of 25.5, this reduction is the equivalent of removing just over 1,000 standard compact SUVs from the road,” said Steven Williams, CEO of PepsiCo Foods North America, in a statement.

Here are all the technologies used by the Modesto site to reduce its greenhouse gas footprint, according to PepsiCo:

  • Three BYD 8Y electric yard tractors improve operations efficiency, and the associated tailpipe emission reductions contribute to our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our value chain. Each yard tractor operates 20 hours per day and moves more than 150 trailers while only charging for two hours every day.
  • 1-megawatt solar carport with energy storage, which doubles the amount of solar generation capacity at the facility by supplementing the site’s 1-megawatt of rooftop solar panels.
  • 12 Crown Li-ion forklifts powered by lithium-ion batteries to improve energy and time efficiency.
  • 2.7 megawatt-hours of on-site battery storage to help reduce the site’s electricity costs and support grid capacity by reducing the facility’s electricity load on the grid during peak times.
  • Electric Tesla over the road semis and four Tesla 750kW charging stations to provide the semis with up to 400 miles of range in 1 hour of charging. PepsiCo and Frito-Lay are now the first company to have a commercial fleet featuring the electric semi.
  • 38 Volvo VNL compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors fueled by CNG with RNG attributes from a nearby, public access CNG fueling station owned and operated by Beyond6.
  • Six Peterbilt 220EV electric box trucks that provide zero emission last mile delivery into the Modesto community, reducing tailpipe emissions and allowing Frito-Lay to deliver products directly to retail customers.
  • Seven dual-head employee electric vehicle charging stations capable of charging up to 14 vehicles at one time.

Check out the video below to see more:

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