29 Mar '12, 11am

Volvo shoots for 165 mile-per-hour hybrid-truck speed record

Volvo shoots for 165 mile-per-hour hybrid-truck speed record

MEAN GREEN', VOLVO'S HYBRID TRUCK, TO ATTEMPT WORLD SPEED RECORD 23/03/12 from Volvo Trucks 'Mean Green', the world's fastest hybrid truck, will attempt to reach speeds in excess of 260 km/h (165 mph) on April 27th at Wendover Airfield in Utah, USA, to try and beat its own world speed records set only last year by 'Mean Green's driver, Boije Ovebrink. The Volvo-built hybrid currently holds speed records in the standing 500 metre, standing kilometre and flying kilometre – international speed standards*. "Technology and innovation are at the core of our business," said Ron Huibers, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. "'Mean Green' is a prime example of Volvo's technical capabilities and our continued focus on emerging technologies. Our engineers developed the world's fastest hybrid truck utilising the same Volvo hybrid drive system powering hundreds of ...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/03/29/volvo-shoots-for-165...

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