Los Angeles County is well known for its strong environmental stewardship and establishing influential climate action goals. This year, LA County will expand its zero-emission fleet with two bookmobiles powered by Motiv EPIC chassis. Bookmobiles are ideal candidates for electrification due to their fixed routes and predictable range requirements.
Motiv-powered vehicles are emissions free and don't idle, providing a healthier experience for community members during their visits to the bookmobiles. Research has also shown children see improved lung functions and IQ levels when communities step away fossil fuels.
The LA County Motiv-powered bookmobiles will be based on Ford F-59 step vans, with bodies built by Utilimaster and upfitted by Summit Body Works.
Motiv has also supported the Oakland Public Library last year to improve educational access for youth in underserved communities with the first all-electric multi-purpose bookmobile. Featuring side panels that open outward the truck expands to 31-feet long and 14.5-feet wide to create an atmosphere of an outdoor living room for the community.
The Motiv EPIC powered bookmobile offers books, opportunities to work on laptops and tablets, electronic charging stations, WiFi hot sports, shade umbrellas, portable seating, and more.