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Volvo Hybrid Truck Sets New Land Speed Record


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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