Schindler is 1st in elevator industry to announce intent to use EV light-duty vans in U.S.

Schindler Elevator Corp. recently said it plans to implement, through its fleet management company, the use of 50 2023 Canoo Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle battery-electric vans. The first in its industry to announce its intent to use EV light-duty vans in the U.S., Schindler is committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2040.

The Canoo LDV is a Class 1 BEV utility van.

“We understand that companies like ours play a crucial role around climate change,” Ray Bisson, Schindler CEO, U.S., said. “Deploying these vehicles brings us one step closer to a low-carbon future.”

For safety and efficiency, the Canoo vehicles will be upfitted for Schindler technician use. Features include:

  • 200-plus-mile range;
  • 1,543-pound payload;
  • 133 cubic feet of entirely usable cargo space;
  • Eight airbags;
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems such as forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.

Schindler’s mobility solutions move more than 1.5 billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company’s success are around 70,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

Schindler is committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2040 through a 90% absolute reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions in scopes 1, 2, and 3 from a 2020 baseline as its long-term science-based emission reduction target, while working to neutralize its residual emissions.

Schindler Elevator Corp. in Morristown is the North American operation of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group.