No plans to test electric cars at high speeds on Dutch roads

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The Detroit Electric is a 282-horsepower electric version of the Lotus Elise. It travels from 0-100 km/h in under four seconds, and peaks at 249 km/h (Photo: Detroit Electric). The Detroit Electric is a 282-horsepower electric version of the Lotus Elise. It travels from 0-100 km/h in under four seconds, and peaks at 249 km/h (Photo: Detroit Electric)

Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment has no plans to test electric cars driving at 130 kilometers per hour on a section of the A2, she wrote in a letter to the lower hose of Dutch parliament on Tuesday, news wire ANP reports.

GroenLinks asked her to look into the possibilities of testing electric cars at high speed.

According to the Minister, such a test would have "insufficient value". Driving at high speeds is rarely a contributing factor to people choosing to buy an electric car.

Schultz will be presenting proposals to increase the attractiveness of electric vehicles later this year. In these proposals attention will particularly be paid to opportunities to charge electric vehicles.

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