Silence on the streets of Oslo as THINK and the BBC lead a convoy of electric vehicles through the city in celebration of Norway's EV culture leadership
Traffic on the streets around Oslo’s historic national parliament echoed to the sound of silence last week as a convoy of over 60 electric vehicles (EVs) paraded through the city to celebrate EV culture in Norway.
The occasion was the arrival in Oslo of the BBC documentary team behind the Electric Ride programme – now a quarter way through their month-long, 4,000 mile pioneering odyssey around Europe – in a THINK City electric vehicle (EV).
From Norway, the BBC Electric Ride team will drive their THINK City into Sweden, Austria, Germany, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and others along the way before returning to London early in July.
BBC Electric Ride will be broadcast on Radio 4 on Saturdays at 1030hrs (BST / GMT +1) for four weeks from 19 June and will also be available globally on BBC i-player from the same date.
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