Bookmobile Sustainability!. Green Vehicles and Technologies. Michael Swendrowski Founder/president Specialty Vehicle Services, LLC. Consulting Design Management Inspection Consignment Chairman, ALA Subcommittee on Bookmobiles National Bookmobile Day
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1895 Edison Electric Car
Oil reserves are becoming increasingly difficult to find and extract
Save fuel by planning route to minimize travel.
Make stops part of your planned routes whenever possible!
Extra weight means extra fuel!
Clean air filter
Maintain tire pressure
33% Improvement in Fuel Economy!
Avoid “jackrabbit” Starts
Reduce Highway Speed
Maintain Highway Speed
Plan Decelerations in Advance
Keep Idling to a Minimum!
Defined procedures for collection and management
Mobile libraries save many journeys by readers who would otherwise be driving to a branch to choose their books!
98% improvement from 1990!
Some are also capable of burning B20 biodiesel without modification.
Clean Alternative Fuel
Limited refueling infrastructure
Post OEM system on Ford E450 cutaway and stripped chassis trucks
40% improvement in fuel economy
30% reduction in maintenance costs
65% reduction in hydrocarbon emissions
58% reduction in carbon monoxide
41% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions
Up to 60% improvement in fuel economy
Quiet electric power take-off
Regenerative braking captures 70% of kinetic energy
65% fuel economy improvement
39% reduction in greenhouse gases
MT-45 and MT-55 HEV chassis available
EPA Certified in all 50 States
Payload: 4,000lbs (11,500lb GVWR)
Dimensions: 21’L x 10.5’H x 8’W
Range: 120 miles
Top speed: 65mph
Greater than 50MPG equivalent
Payload: 4,000lbs (12,100lb GVWR)
Range: 100 miles
Max speed: 50MPH
Body by Morgan Olson
Range: 100 miles
Powered by Tesla Motors lithium-ion batteries
GVWR of 14,000 to 19,500lbs
Payload: 7,392-16,060lbs (GVWR 16,500-26,500lbs)
Range: 100+ miles
Max speed: 50MPH
CARB Phase 2, in effect as of January 1, 2010
Cork and bamboo flooring
Up to 150 watts per panel
Can be retrofitted to existing vehicle
Work well with hybrid power systems
Reduces Weight Load!
1/10 the power draw of conventional lighting!
Long lasting and low maintenance.
Available in day light spectrum.
T8 fluorescent replacements available (60% less consumption).
Include (or add) skylights and windows to reduce your reliance on artificial lighting!
Onan HQD Systems
8 hours of silent operation!
No fuel consumption!
No generator headaches!
BTUs per watt: 8.5
BTUs per watt: 12.8DC Powered Air Conditioners
50% more Efficient!
Future of “Green”
Mercedes-Benz fuel cell bus in London
Hyundai Heavy Industries
Proterra (CO) plug-in hydrogen fuel cell hybrid transit bus
1901 Lohner-Porche Mixte Hybrid“Sustainable management of resources and stewardship of the environment through changes in public policy and individual behavior.”
The best source of new energy is efficiency!
You are a role model within your community!
Cooperation is imperative!