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Volvo Hybrid Truck Sets New Land Speed Record

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Hybrid Trucking Mean Green VolvoVolvo Hybrid Truck Grabs Two Records

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!

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