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Frito-Lay & Electric Vehicles International Launch EV Pilot

Posted on March 30, 2012
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Electric Vehicles International (EVI), a leader in alternative fuel vehicle development, manufacturing and deployment have launched electric vehicle pilot with Frito-Lay North America, which has the seventh largest privately owned commercial fleet.
 
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.
 
"EVI is excited to work with Frito-Lay on expanding their fleet of electric vehicles," said Frank Jenkins, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EVI. "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."
 
"Frito-Lay and its parent PepsiCo are regularly evaluating innovative and industry leading approaches and technologies to improve the performance of the fleet, while also trying to minimize the environmental impact," said Mike O'Connell, senior director of Fleet Capability at Frito-Lay North America. "The EVI electric vehicles give Frito-Lay another promising option to help meet our long term goal of being the greenest fleet in North America."
 
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EVI's headquarters and primary manufacturing facility are located in
Stockton,California.
 
For more visit: www.evi-usa.com External Link
 
For more attend Electric Vehicles Land Sea Air USA 2012 External Link,where Phoenix International - A John Deere Company (leader in agricultural vehicles), BMW (cars etc), Mitsubishi Motors (small commercial vehicles and cars), Daimler AG (commercial and military vehicles and cars) and Toyota (leader in electric forklifts, cars, buses) will present. Uniquely, a large number of electric vehicle manufacturers not seen in conventional EV events will present including WheelTug airliner electrification on the ground, Pipistrel manned electric aircraft, University of Michigan unmanned solar aircraft, SolTrac electric farm tractors, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Autonomous Underwater Vehicles AUVs. Many manufacturers of industrial, commercial, military, e-bike, cars and other EVs will be there. At last you can meet those responsible for the majority of the hybrid and pure electric vehicle market and they all need components!! Most are prosperous growing businesses not reliant on government support that can be withdrawn at any time.
 
IDTechEx have published 18 in-depth reports on the EV industry offering ten year forecasts, analysis and case studies. See www.IDTechEx.com/research External Link for more information.

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