Thyssenkrupp Elevator has joined the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance (CEVA) and is planning to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2040, with two-thirds of the carbon reductions coming from its vehicle fleet, as it transitions its North America fleet to battery or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
The company's carbon reductions over the next 10-20 years will come from its fleet where the initiatives will include fleet optimization and route efficiency planning. CEVA is a collaborative group of companies focused on accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).
Led by Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization, CEVA supports companies in making and achieving bold commitments to fleet electrification, according to the company. CEVA will help support thyssenkrupp Elevator's transition to an all-electric fleet through the sharing of best practices, success stories, and the identification and implementation
The carbon targets initiative will also focus on improving technician driving efficiency to reduce unnecessary mileage on vehicles and callbacks with fewer parts runs required. Technicians will eventually utilize MAX, thyssenkrupp Elevator's real-time, predictive maintenance system, to determine which parts they need to bring to the jobsite without having to make a diagnostic trip.
The service fleet accounts for 55% of thyssenkrupp Elevator's fuel gallons used in the U.S.