Virtually anywhere in the U.S., a refreshing Coca-Cola beverage is not much more than a stone's throw away. It's available at the corner store, inside local gas stations, through vending machines and so on. Coca-Cola was introduced in 1886, and how it's delivered throughout North America has changed significantly since its debut.
Back in 2008, The Coca-Cola Company operated 120 hybrid delivery trucks. By the end of 2010, that number will have risen to more than 600 diesel-electrics. In the coming years, the beverage giant will add more hybrid trucks and even hopes to ditch its conventional fleet of cars and SUVs and replace them with gas-electric autos.

Scott Seale, district supervisor at Coca Cola's Yorktown Sales Center, says that the company's hybrids trucks "are quieter and much easier to drive" and adds that the diesel-electric setup offers a no compromise solution that significantly reduces fuel consumption.

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