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Pepsi Debuts 21 Tesla Semi Trucks for their Sacramento Plant

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Pepsi announced today that they are adding 21 Tesla Semi trucks to their fleet at their Sacramento bottling plant.

They are also adding an additional 14 that will be used at their FirtoLay plant in Modesto, California.

PepsiCo announced the addition of Tesla Semi electric trucks to its delivery fleet on Tuesday, officially becoming the first company globally to acquire these zero-emissions vehicles.

The company showcased 21 trucks at its Sacramento bottling plant, where they will be used for local deliveries, and an additional 15 trucks will be deployed at the FritoLay manufacturing plant in Modesto.

Back in December, PepsiCo’s FritoLay was the first to receive delivery of the Tesla Semi, which is manufactured at Giga Nevada.

Despite PepsiCo’s commitment to sustainability, a significant portion of the trucks’ initial costs was covered by state and federal grants. The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District provided $4.5 million in grants for 18 of the 21 trucks used at the bottling plant, reports The Sacramento Bee (via @tslachan).

PepsiCo received a total of $15 million in state and local grants for vehicles and charging infrastructure across both locations, as well as $40,000 per vehicle from the federal government.
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