Last Tuesday, Voss, Norway-native Jon Gjerde decided to strap himself to a gigantic kite and go zipping through the air like some sort of very ugly bird. The 51-year-old is no stranger to hang gliding. He is, in fact, a world champion in the sport. But after this particular outing he’s lucky to be alive.
Norway is basically the land of Tesla thanks to a massive effort by the government to incentivize EV sales, with Elon Musk’s company gladly supplying the cars. But Tesla may have to give something back to its Norwegian customers thanks to a dispute over the Model S P85D’s advertised power output.
The oil-rich nation of Norway could be the first country to ban gas-powered cars for good.
The F-16 Viper, a fighter jet used by numerous countries around the world including Norway, is capable of flying at more than 1,000 miles per hour. So when a patient in northern Norway needed lifesaving equipment and need it quickly, the Norwegian Air Force came to the rescue.
A trio of B-52H Stratofortresses and some 200 support personnel from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana are headed to Spain. From there, the iconic bombers will take part in Norway’s large-scale international military exercise dubbed “Cold Response.”
The USMC is in Norway for exercise Cold Response and for other cold weather combat and logistical training with their Norwegian counterparts. During their deployment, Marine tankers get to train for fighting in frigid environments, where their tracks that usually can take them nearly anywhere can turn their tanks into…
Oslo, the capital city of Norway, has announced plans to permanently cut almost 350,000 motorists out of the center of the city by 2019, while increasing public transport and restructuring to better accompany cyclists and pedestrians.
Norway has a noise pollution problem - one so bad the WHO claims it is responsible for 150 cardiovascular-related deaths per year. A new group of researchers is looking to predict and map noise pollution before it even exists.
In 1973, Norway became the first nation outside the US to get online through DARPA’s packet-switched network, the ARPANET. Americans had decided to connect the proto-internet to such a distant country for one reason. They were trying to keep tabs on Soviet nuclear tests.
Gatebil is Norway’s series of events celebrating the ability of hundreds and hundreds of horsepower to absolutely vaporize a full set of tires. Two brothers perfectly embody the scene.
Since 2008, Norway has offered the most generous incentives for electric vehicle buyers. The result: 50,000 EVs on the road as of last month – almost a quarter of all new cars on the road. The problem: the country has lost a massive chunk of revenue and there are Tesla traffic jams. Whoops.
It’s cool and all to go sideways in some old Nissan coupe. It’s absolutely mental to try the same in the last aircooled 911 Turbo.
This road is fantastically dramatic during stormy weather. Roughly five miles of shear insanity zig-zaging over bridges and across sparsely inhabited islands. Add an Aston Martin DB9 to the mix, and this might be a truly unforgettable experience.
Alright, so it's a Norwegian TV series, but if you die in Norway you die in real life so I'll count it. And since The Heavy Water War focuses on a uniquely Norwegian facet of one of the less-well known events of World War II, you might even say that it gives it an especially pertinent focus.
The Tesla Model S has a bunch of great things going for it, but there's definitely a weird facet of it's sales strategy that is a little funky. The car's second largest market, in the entire world, is Norway. Little, tiny Norway. In fact, it's the best-selling car there overall. And here's the reason why.
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After lifting a ban on Segways last month, Norwegian officials have made its first arrest of a person driving their electric footbikething while intoxicated. A man was riding the dorkmobile erratically in central Oslo when he was pulled over.
Here, in concise form, is everything that (probably) went through cameraman Steffen Tronstad's head while trying to shoot the Norwegian Rally Championship:
Back in October, we were rather surprised to find out that the demand for a used Tesla Model S in Norway was so strong, they were going for more money than new ones. Oh yeah, and it was the best-selling car there. Turns out that trend is continuing.