Electric Vehicles International (EVI) announced Wednesday a pilot program with Frito-Lay North America in which the snack company will purchase five EVI-MD all-electric, medium-duty trucks for use in Northern California.
EVI’s signature all-electric powertrain is seamlessly integrated into an industry standard Daimler Freightliner M2 business class chassis providing customers with significant fuel and maintenance savings.
The EVI-MD is the most versatile and flexible class 6 electric vehicle on the market, boasting a 90-mile range, top speed of 65 miles per hour and a 99 kWh lithium phosphate battery system from Valence Technology (VLNC).
After completing a test of the all-electric EVI Medium Duty (EVI-MD) on a delivery route in Alameda, California, Frito-Lay has committed to purchase five additional EVI-MD vehicles to be used in Northern California.
Frank Jenkins, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EVI, said in a statement, “EVI is excited to work with Frito-Lay on expanding their fleet of electric vehicles. Frito-Lay is a leader in the adoption of zero emission delivery vehicles and is the ideal customer and fleet application for our medium duty, return-to-base trucks.”
EVI is based out of Stockton, California, and it’s been developing zero-emission, all-electric powertrains for 20 years.