Cummins Inc. is gearing up for the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) Run on Less – Electric (RoL-E), an electric truck technology demonstration. The RoL-E is a three-week event beginning Sept. 2 and will feature daily performance metrics and real-world fleet stories documenting the benefits and challenges of deploying electric trucks. Cummins is participating in the event with a class 6 box truck powered by the Cummins PowerDrive™ electric powertrain. https://play.vidyard.com/sD8johp8jSN7DWZigrPtZv?disable_popouts=1&type=inline&v=4.2.35
To participate in RoL-E, Cummins is collaborating with Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo and leading food manufacturer. Cummins delivered the electric truck to Frito-Lay on Nov. 17, 2020, and the vehicle was immediately put into operation, running daily routes, delivering food products to supermarkets and grocery stores in Manteca, Calif., and surrounding communities. The truck was reliably running up to six days a week, averaging a total of 65-80 miles per day with an uptime of over 95%. After more than six months of field tests and continuous promising uptime results in the Manteca area, the truck is now running routes in Modesto, Calif. In this facility, Frito-Lay is in the process of replacing all of its existing diesel-powered fleet equipment with zero-emission (ZE) and near-zero emission (NZE) technologies. RoL-E will capture performance data from the truck as it completes real-world work in Modesto.
Updates, daily performance data and fleet perspectives will be shared throughout the RoL-E demonstration and will be available starting Sept. 2 at runonless.com/metrics.