New - Volvo's Hybrid 'Mean Green' Truck
Many people are not aware that Volvo also produces Mack, Renault, and UD (Nissan Diesel) trucks. Volvo plants are located in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, North America, and the Pacific.
The vehicle adapts the concept of a start off high-speed boost that does not have the delay encountered by regular diesel engines. It is a couple of seconds before the diesel engine emits an explosive boost. Renewable liquid rosin diesel is used for fuel. This provides an incredible 2,100 horsepower with an almost 5,000 lb-ft torque. Of this, 885 lb-ft of torque and 200 horsepower come from an electric motor. The shape of the truck is aerodynamic with a North American VN cab. Anyone who is at Wendover Airfield, in Utah, on April 27 can watch this spectacular event. It would be worth stopping by.
Created in 1986, this team promotes the trucking industry, the professional truck driver, the industry's safety record, and the importance of trucking to the well-being of the country. The team was formed to educate the public and lawmakers regarding the superior driving skills, excellent safety record, and professionalism of truck drivers. This team symbolizes 3.4 million professional truck drivers in America.
The expertise of the engineers and designers of this Swedish based company is known throughout the world. Their Volvo and Mack trucks are found on the road every day and are known for their long life and reliability. Whether buying a new or used truck one can be assured that it is a purchase of quality that has been carefully designed to meet all requirements of the trucker for a good vehicle.