PepsiCo designed this solar powered cart to empower local entrepreneurs in economically disadvantaged areas to bring cold PepsiCo beverages and food products to remote corners of the world where there is no reliable power grid. Moreover, this mobile cart offers “light at night,” and electrical charging stations – all powered by solar energy – encouraging additional community engagement and benefit.
In line with PepsiCo’s commitment to not only “environmental sustainability” but also “human sustainability”, the vending carts were designed to meet local fabrication capabilities using readily available materials and resources with a focus on: usability, safety, functionality and aesthetics.
Currently these carts are tested in Faisalabad and Islamabad Pakistan. Our learnings from this testing phase are being assessed and applied to improving the functionality of the carts for an official multi-market global rollout.