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BYD teams up with Coca-Cola

In a recent collaboration aimed at reducing CO2 and pollutant emissions, electric vehicle maker BYD (Build Your Dreams) has teamed up with Mexican beverage and retail company FEMSA and Coca-Cola FEMSA to unveil an electric truck customised for the beverage industry.

This electric cargo truck was designed with the specific needs of Coca-Cola FEMSA in Mexico. Its sturdy frame can carry up to 14 pallets, meeting both the bottling company’s and Coca-Cola’s safety standards.

Its quick-charging battery is said to be capable of powering up in just 1.5 to 2 hours, and the truck offers flexibility with configurations of eight, 10, or 12 pallets.

Coca-Cola FEMSA, the Mexican subsidiary of the soft drink brand, is transitioning a significant portion of its fleet from fossil fuels to electric and aims for a 50 per cent reduction in pollutant gas emissions by 2030.

These ambitions will be supported by eco-friendly initiatives such as using natural gas in boilers, promoting electric vehicles, and optimising refrigerant gas management.

Starting in October 2023, these electric cargo trucks will go through a six to eight-month testing phase. They’ll drive all over Mexico City, following the criteria set by Coca-Cola FEMSA’s Transportation Committee.

This will allow for gathering information into the operational efficiency, performance, technological facets, infrastructure costs, and other integral aspects of these electric vehicles.