It was revealed in the recent Mid America Truck show that Volvo’s hybrid technology department used the hybrid driveline to the engine requirements for a truck model that was designed for acceleration and speed. The Engineers decided to use a D16 engine and a customized auto I shift gear box that interacted with the hybrid electric motor to charge up the Mean Green design. Owner of Mean Green Boije Ovebrink is extremely proud of his hybrid vehicle and says that he compares the speed accolades of... view

Volvo’s Mean Green, being helmed as the current holder of the record as the world’s fastest hybrid truck is going for a new world speed record by overtaking current speeds and reaching beyond 165 MPH at the Wendover Airfield in Utah. Mean Green currently holds the fastest speed record by any hybrid truck at a standing 1/3 mile, 2.3 mile and flying mile international speed records. On the one third mile, the trucks will begin from a standstill and go through a thousand meter course in a single... view

Everyone wants to own a functional vehicle.  Trucks are usually a good choice because it can be used for heavy duty work and at the same time, it can be adjusted to fit into a formal affair. The problem with trucks is that at most times, people see it as a gas guzzler. It is popularly known to eat up a lot of gas and in this day of increasing fuel prices, that is never a good thing. A lot of car manufacturers have risen to the challenge and they are now producing hybrid trucks. The newly released... view

The new Land Rover DC100 Defender is set to be launched in the upcoming Los Angeles Motor Show sometime this year.  There are several modifications and upgrades of the new Land Rover including the new wheels and a new body shape. You can choose from either the open top edition or the traditional off-roader Land Rover DC100 Defender model. The designers of this new model were able to integrate a new concept after the DC10 previous version of the Land Rover Defender. Meanwhile, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis... view

When Allan Mulally assumed the office as Ford’s CEO, he was faced with a challenge of underperforming brands such as Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover and Mercury but instead of fixing them, he let them go and bent his eyes to his One Ford strategy and come out as a winner. He’s doing the same strategy with electric vehicles and outs to prove he can do it again. He is playing with Ford’s strength and sway away from the pack. Ford  Focus  and Fortune 500 and were up away from creating... view

Stay updated with the latest truck news and trends in our modern world today. Get a glimpse of the recent product releases, events and more truck-related announcements that are brewing up this year. One of the most anticipated events this year is the 5600 mile Dakar Rally 2012 that will take place in the challenging terrain of Peru and Argentina.  The modified Mini Countryman that was built by a German tuning company called the X-raid will definitely break the record in the coming event. It has... view