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Published on June 30th, 2015 | by James Ayre

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Tesla P85D Voted Coolest Car In Norway

June 30th, 2015 by  


Originally published on EV Obsession.

The best car (“coolest” might be a better translation) in Norway is the Tesla P85D according to a recent survey undertaken by the Norwegian company E24.

Tesla’s P85D managed to take a clear first place in the survey, capturing 19.9% of the vote (3221 votes), fairly far ahead of the next closest entrant — the Audi RS6, which captured 15.7% of the vote (2552 votes).

Tesla Model S Brown Amsterdam 3

The win is particularly notable according to Tesla Motors Norway’s Chief of Delivery as the competetion included many models that are “the shit fat.” (Which is apparently a compliment along the lines of “fucking awesome.” Dritfete/shitfat gets the “fat” in its name from the American expression “phat.” And “shit” is used in a similar way to the way that the word “fucking” is used in English to add emphasis to a statement.)

Here’s the quote (via a rough internet translation) from the Chief of Delivery Kjell-Arne Wold: “I thought really we should win by a large margin. When I saw the cars that were represented, I thought that this would be tough. Many of the other cars are the ‘shit fat’.”

Other cars that did well in the recent survey from E24 include: the Mercedes AMG GTS (15.7%), the Ferrari 458 Speciale (10.3%), the Jaguar F-Type AWD 3.0 (8.6%), and the BMW X6M (7.2%).

(Thanks to the users “Model 3,” “Yggdrasill,” and “Johan” on the Tesla Motors Club forum for providing some explanation of Norwegian slang. And for some amusing commentary).

Image by Zachary Shahan | EV Obsession | CleanTechnica (CC BY-SA 4.0) 
 

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.



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