Over the next three to four years, Schindler Elevator Corporation will be replacing more than 500 sedans in its North American vehicle fleet with the Toyota Prius Two, a base model version of the standard Prius sedan. The company expects the new vehicles to reduce greenhouse gases by 42 percent over the company’s current sedan fleet.

The company’s additional 2,000-plus non-sedan fleet was replaced in 2010 with the Chevrolet HHR, which has already saved an average of 2,358 gallons of gasoline per year, resulting in a reduction in fleet greenhouse emissions by 34 percent, according to the company.

“Schindler’s commitment to environmental stewardship is evident in all that we do, including: the ‘greening’ of our North American headquarters building, our sustainable ISO-certified manufacturing facilities, the environmentally friendly vehicles we use, and the energy-efficient technology we provide,” said Jakob Zueger, CEO, Schindler Americas. “We are dedicated to continual improvement to limit environmental impact.”

Schindler ranked No. 128 on Automotive Fleet’s Top 300 Commercial Fleets listing in 2012.

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