The latest report comes from Volvo that is lately said to have a new plan in setting a new global speed record with its new hybrid truck. In this case, the hybrid truck is the Volvo Mean Green hybrid racing truck.
The one who is expected to sit behind the Mean Green is Boike Overbrink. The truck itself is claimed to be able to reach speeds at least 260 kilometers per hour or equal to 165 mph in the United States at the Wendover Airfield.
in the effort to reach that extraordinary achievement, the engineers of course need something great then. Well, in fact, the Mean Green has been completed with a ‘highly- tuned’ D16 engine, added with updated I- Shift transmission and an electric motor that good for as much 200 hp or around 149 kW per 203 PS and 885 lb- ft or 1200 Nm of torque. Some reports also suggest that the hybrid truck is able to return a combined optimal output of 2100 ponies or 1566 kW or 2129 PS and about 5000 lb- ft or 6779 Nm of peak of torque.
Strengthen those reports, the Volvo Trucks’s Ron Huibers stated that the Mean Green was a real example of the brand’s technical capabilities and their continued focus on emerging technologies. He added that the engineers have worked on developing the world’s fastest hybrid truck using the similar Volvo hybrid drive system that also has empowering so many buses of Volvo across the globe, such as London’s double- decker buses.
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