Aug 21, 2018 - 06:02 pm

Norway controlling border with Russia on e-bikes

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Norway is taking a new approach to controlling its close to 200-km border with Russia. Border patrols are testing off-road electric bikes that allow for a much stealthier approach, while being kinder to the taiga’s flora and fauna.

The electric bikes used by the Norwegian armed forces have extra fat tires for a good grip on arctic terrain. They replace six-wheeled vehicles as well as snowmobiles. At least in summer.

The troops hope to approach silently to prevent illegal border crossings and also to not surprise the region’s animals.

thebarentsobserver.com

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/08/21/norway-controlling-border-with-russia-on-e-bikes/
21.08.2018 18:53