The size and shape of elevator car depends on following factors:
i) No. of passenger to be carried: While selecting the size of car it is a usual practice to allow. A Space of 2 Sq.fit/ person. Average weight of passenger is assumed 68 kg/person. Thus the maximum load capacity of elevator is considered 34 kg/sq.ft There should be wide frontage and shallow depth
ii) Limitation in the building design: Shape of elevator depends on space available in building.
iii) Type of building
iv) Application of elevator