For the first time, a Dutch driving test has been passed by someone in an electric car.
Kim Taylor took lessons and the test in an Opel Ampera. She was presented with her driving licence on Wednesday by Deputy Environment Minister Joop Atsma and Utrecht Alderman Frits Lintmeijer.
Ms Taylor’s licence is an ordinary one, allowing her to drive any car, be it electric or fossil-fuel-driven. It was her first attempt at the driving test.
Mr Atsma thinks the “electric driving licence” shows that electric cars are heading for maturity. He said he was pleased the technology is developing so quickly.
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