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Trillium CNG Is Lauded by Frito-Lay

May 12, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Alt Fuel Supplier Singled Out Among All Suppliers

In what may be a first for an alternative fuel supplier, Trillium CNG has been recognized as Supplier of the Year by the fleet division of Frito-Lay North America. Jennifer De Tapia, director of market development, accepted the honor from Frito-Lay fleet sustainability manager Ken Marko at PepsiCo’s Annual Fleet Summit.

Market development director Jennifer De Tapia (left) and Trillium CNG president Mary Boettcher with the PepsiCo Supplier of the Year trophy at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas.

Market development director Jennifer De Tapia (left) and Trillium CNG president Mary Boettcher with the PepsiCo Supplier of the Year trophy at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas.

Trillium CNG earned the award for superior customer service and operational excellence in supporting Frito-Lay’s network of one private and nine public access CNG stations.

2.2 Million GGEs-Plus

Trillium dispensed more than 2.2 million GGEs to Frito-Lay last year. The stations had uptime rates approaching 100%.

“Additionally,” says Trillium, “Frito-Lay recognized Trillium CNG specifically for its proactive safety procedures and on-site safety training.”

The next ACT Expo has been scheduled for May 2-5, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.


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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas

Frito-Lay’s Roden: ACT Expo Keynoter

January 9, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Why – and HOW – PepsiCo Will Become Most Fuel-Efficient in U.S.

ACT Expo 2015 will feature Gregg Roden, senior VP of productivity and sustainability of Frito-Lay North America, as a keynote speaker at the May 4-7 gathering in Dallas. He’ll tell why and how the $13 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo is aiming to be the most fuel-efficient fleet in the country, reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2017.
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Frito-Lay CNG in Beloit and Beyond

June 19, 2013 in CNG, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pepsico Unit Opens in Beloit and Pledges Seven More Stations:
Trillium CNG & Questar to Build Five & Two for Public Access

Frito-Lay is unveiling its inaugural compressed natural gas fueling station at a ceremony with top executives, and government official in Beloit, Wisc this morning – and is spreading the word that Trillium CNG and Questar have been picked to build five and two more CNG stations, respectively, for public access.

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Frito-Lay Closes in on 300-EV Fleet

August 13, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Frito-Lay Talks Up California’s Largest EV Truck Fleet

“California will be home to 105 all-electric delivery trucks, the largest deployment in any state,” PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America unit said last week as the company hosted officials including California Governor Jerry Brown at the Frito-Lay distribution center in Torrance, Calif.
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100 More Smith EVs for Frito-Lay

May 12, 2012 in CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

With a Million Miles Logged, Firm Vows to ‘Quickly Accelerate’

Pure battery electric trucks operated by PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division “have charged their way to a million miles,” the company said May 10, noting that 176 vehicles from Smith Electric Vehicles have eliminated the need for approximately 200,000 gallons of diesel fuel – and will be augmented by 100 Newton Series 2000 Smith EVs this taking the all-electric fleet to more than 280 units.

Frito-Lay also operates Daimler Freightliner M2-chassis battery trucks from California’s Electric Vehicles International (the EVI-MD; F&F, March 26).
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Frito-Lay Adding Natural Gas Trucks

April 18, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Frito-Lay is adding 49 compressed natural gas Freightliner trucks to a test fleet of 18, and will deploy them at upwards of half a dozen locations to gauge their performance.

“Our strategy is to put several units in six or seven locations,” senior fleet director Mike O’Connell told F&F.
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Five More EVI Medium Trucks for Frito-Lay

March 25, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by rich  |  No Comments

Following a successful trial, Stockton, Calif.-based Electric Vehicles International has kicked off an expanded electric vehicle pilot project with Frito-Lay, which EVI notes has North America’s seventh-largest privately owned fleet.
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ClipperCreek for PepsiCo/Frito-Lay

January 2, 2012 in Uncategorized by rich  |  No Comments

Lime Energy and SCIenergy Install CS-100s

For Battery Smith EVs in Vast Frito-Lay Fleet

PepsiCo/Frito-Lay’s not talking, but industry sources concur that Lime Energy and SCIenergy have installed Level II ClipperCreek chargers to support nearly 200 battery electric Newton trucks operated by the snack food giant across the U.S.

Frito-Lay driver Shannon Douglas charges a Smith Newton with ClipperCreek charger at recent Frito-Lay open house in Orlando (reported at pluginrecharge.com, photo by Mark Thomason of Palmer Electric)

Frito-Lay driver Shannon Douglas charges a Smith Newton with ClipperCreek charger at recent Frito-Lay open house in Orlando (reported at pluginrecharge.com, photo by Mark Thomason of Palmer Electric)

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America unit said last year that it would deploy 176 battery electric trucks from Smith Electric Vehicles (F&F, September 20, 2010). Frito-Lay is Smith’s largest customer, accounting for 66% of its vehicle sales, or more than $21 million, for the first six months of 2011. Frito-Lay operates more than 20,000 vehicles, Smith notes.

Lime Energy said late last month that it’s completed the design and installation of 90 electric vehicle chargers in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York under a $2 million contract. Lime won’t name its customer, but confirms that the work involves ClipperCreek chargers in support of Smith EVs.

“Lime embraced the opportunity to provide a solution,” executive VP for operations Jim Smith said in a release.

‘A Savings of 30-40%’

As Servidyne, SCIenergy secured a similar contract, reporting that a 10-charger pilot program in Fort Worth led to a $1.75 million contract to install chargers at eight more sites for a total of nearly 80 in seven states (including Florida, where ClipperCreek chargers for Smith EVs could be seen at a recent Frito-Lay open house, detailed at pluginrecharge.com). Servidyne and Scientific Conservation, Inc. merged this past summer to form SCIenergy.

According to Lime Energy, “The benefits of utilizing electric vehicles continue to accrue in today’s marketplace. Along with state and federal grants, electric vehicles offer reduced annual maintenance costs, more favorable utility rates, and integrated controls. One-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector, and switching vehicles from liquid fuels to the electric grid will have a dramatic impact on emission reduction goals,” the company said late last month.

illustration from a Servidyne case study shows ClipperCreek charger and 'snack food company' electric truck

illustration from a Servidyne case study shows ClipperCreek charger and ‘snack food company’ electric truck

“Ultimately, our customers can achieve a savings of 30-40% by switching to electric delivery vehicles as part of their overall energy efficiency program design,” said John O’Rourke, Lime’s President and CEO. “This offers an attractive return on investment and Lime’s unique capability to design and install these charging stations will continue to be a part of our portfolio of clean energy solutions.”

ClipperCreek’s CS-100 charger is rated at a powerful 80 amps continuous. ClipperCreek claims the first UL-approved EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) line produced in America.



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