Volvo’s “Mean Green” truck has substantiated a new industry quickness World record. Volvo neglected to talk about in the urge release which it was the planet hybrid truck quickness insert it had acquired and hundreds of dollars of ones regurgitated the release verbatim without thought.
The world land promptness zenith is 1227 km/h – the Volvo ran throughout 1000 km/h slower as opposed to that. While the Mean Green’s 2100 bhp D16 diesel/electric power train generated an massive (for a truck amid all the current frontal district and the cD of a housebrick) 236.577 km/h (147.002 mph) flying kilometer, that is a extended way short of the Thrust SSC’s supersonic 1227.986 km/h definite side yards rapidity record,
the wheel-driven unprecedented of 737.794 km/h, the diesel-powered record high of 563.995 km/h, the electric-powered utmost of 495.140 km/h and indeed, not even quicker as opposed to the wind-powered side yards speed directory of 202.9 km/h.
What is massive is the current Mean Green drives the same Volvo hybrid impel technique making depleted by hundreds of dollars of Volvo buses within the world, not excluding London’s double-decker buses.
The truck in addition took the Standing Kilometer largest for trucks at an average 153.252 km/h (95.245 mph), an huge deed of acceleration for the motor that produces 6,780 Nm (5,000 lb-ft.) torque, of which, 1,200 Nm (885 lb-ft.) of torque comes on the electric motor. The electric motor is responsible for 200 bhp of the 2100 bhp total.
Though Mean Green’s aerodynamic person design bears small resemblance to a typical Volvo freight-carrying tractor unit, the truck is made up around completely of creation factors based on what i read in the Volvo car family, together with a Volvo VN cab and frame.