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October 15, 2019 11:00 AM, EDT

BYD Places Yard Tractors With PepsiCo

BYD yard truckA BYD yard truck by BYD Motors Inc.

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BYD Motors Inc. announced three of its 8Y battery-electric yard trucks will be deployed by PepsiCo Inc.’s Modesto Frito-Lay facility as part of a state project designed to showcase economically and environmentally sustainable warehousing and distribution technology.

The project includes equipment testing, a one-year demonstration period, data collection and associated reporting. The San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District anticipates the equipment to be rolled out at different times to complete the demonstration, with full project completion in early 2021.

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San Joaquin APCD is the lead agency with funding from the California Air Resources Board’s zero and near-zero emission freight facilities program.

PepsiCo Inc. ranks No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest private carriers in North America. — Transport Topics

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