Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: November 30, 2011
Categories: Trucks, Volvo, Volvo Hybrids, Volvo Truck News

The FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) has verified Boije Ovebrink’s world record run with the ‘Mean Green’ hybrid truck. He received a diploma confirming his speed record from the Swedish Automobile Sports Federation on the occasion of the Federation’s 75th jubilee celebrations in Stockholm on 19th November.

Boije Ovebrink (left) at the ceremony in Stockholm

“This is a landmark achievement and I am both proud and honoured to receive this diploma,” says Boije Ovebrink. “No record feels entirely real until you get the diploma in your hand. The world record is the result of excellent teamwork between me and Volvo’s engineers. We’re all true enthusiasts.”

It was on June 28th this year that Boije Ovebrink beat the world record with Mean Green at Hultsfred Airfield, Sweden. He has often maintained that ‘Mean Green’ is the world’s fastest hybrid truck and now he has received official confirmation that this is indeed the case.

The first record, the standing 500-metre sprint, was measured at 115.347 km/h while his second one, the standing 1000 metre event, recorded an average speed of 152.252 km/h. Boije Ovebrink already holds the standing kilometre world record for trucks with conventional diesel drivelines, at an average speed of 166.698 km/h. His terminal speed in all his record-breaking runs was above 250 km/h.