It’s mean. It’s green. It’s a…hybrid? Volvo says, “Yes, believe it”, and they might be right about this Volvo Hybrid. A Volvo Hybrid Truck called “Mean Green
The Swedish Viking Speed Records Team led by racing driver Boije Ovebrink set two land speed racing world records in a Volvo Hybrid at the Historic Wendover Airfield in Utah on April 27, 2012.
How Fast Can a Volvo Hybrid Truck Travel?
Ovebrink piloted the Volvo Truck “Mean Green” to an average speed of 147.002 mph through the Flying Kilometer (2/3 mile) and ran 95.245 mph from a standstill over the same Kilometer. Mean Green features a highly tuned Volvo D16 engine cranking out 1900 horsepower and an electric motor good for 200 horsepower and an amazing 885 lb-ft. of torque to bump the combined power total to nearly 5,000 lb-ft.
The speed record attempts were sanctioned by the United States Auto Club.
Watch the team’s Volvo Hybrid: Truck racing at its finest![youtube url=”http://youtu.be/xTI_y9-1QTA” playlist=”Hybrid Truck Speed Record” title=”Hybrid%20Semi%20Truck%20Volvo%20Mean%20Green” width=”450″ height=”280″]