Greenspeed Bio-fuel Powered Pick-Up Truck Breaks Speed Record

November 24, 2011 / No Comments

Boise University has now a green tag against their name to boast about. A team of brilliant students has designed a marvelous pick-up truck that has broken records in the green mobility sector.  The Greenspeed pick-up truck has become the fastest bio-fuel powered vehicle. This modified truck has attained a galloping 155 miles per hour at the El Mirage Dry Lake in Southern California.

Greenspeed Greenspeed Bio fuel Powered Pick Up Truck Breaks Speed Record


Dave Schenker and his fellow project members have converted a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 into a first class bio-fuel consuming road machine. The makers claim that they have run this vehicle solely on vegetable oil.

Schenker accounts that they have drawn inspiration from Rudolph Diesel’s plan to empower farm equipment with farm-grown fuels. However, they haven’t  made any aerodynamic alterations to the S-10 pick–up truck’s exterior, but plenty of work has been done under the hood.

They have made their work worthwhile within a cramped 2.5 month time gap. The vehicle was altered to equip a compound-turbocharged 5.9 liter Cummins straight-six diesel powertrain that gives an output of 700 horsepower operating on an oil mix, consisting of cottonseed and sunflower oil.