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Travel Norway’s Fjords on a Quiet Electric Ferry

The Scandinavian country is rapidly electrifying its fleet of vessels and is even pushing into self-driving boats.

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Norway's Electric Ferry Push

Hop on a ferry in Norway and it’s increasingly likely that the rumble of a diesel engine will have been replaced by the quiet hum of an electric motor.

The Scandinavian nation, already a leader in electric cars, has in recent years been churning out zero-emissions vessels that could one day be used all over the world. Right now the ships mostly ply key domestic routes, especially in the mountainous west coast where ferries are an essential piece of the transportation network.