Renting an electric boat, without a license, for an afternoon on the Rance, it is now possible in Dinan (22). If the concept already existed in some Breton towns, such as Lorient, the Côtes-d’Armor can now also benefit from it. With “Dina’Vig”, the city hopes to become an “exemplary Port”, and obtain the “Clean Port” label by 2022-2023. “These boats will have a clean movement, without noise pollution, causing a low movement of water, so as not to damage the banks”, explained, in April 2021, Olivier Bobigeat, deputy mayor for the attractiveness and development of municipal facilities . Marc Gillard and Damien Le Bris, the two owners of “Dina’Vig”, hope to develop the activity and boost the port this summer. A novelty that appeals to more than one: “We can feel a real enthusiasm on the part of customers, even boat regulars appreciate the silent and very soft side of our boats”, confides Damien Le Bris.
Hikes… On electric scooters
From Guingamp (22) to Paimpol (22), Julien Jagu has implemented a responsible approach in favor of the environment for hikers. The idea is simple: take back the wheels, brakes and suspensions of the bikes, adding a scooter design and a transportable electric battery. Launched on July 5, Trott’in BZH offers different electric scooter rides every day lasting one hour or two and a half hours. An innovative concept that arrives at the right time: in the middle of the summer season when a lot of tourists leave their luggage in the region.
Electric bicycle rentals are growing
A first for Crozon (29). The town launched an electric bicycle rental station in April 2021. An eco-responsible start-up that operates via a mobile application. “Once you have entered your bank details, you will receive a code which allows you to unlock the padlock”, explains Patrick Villafranca, co-founder of V-élec. The encouraging start of his project proves the real enthusiasm for bicycle trips, especially during the summer. “We are increasingly entering an eco-responsible period, which means that people are fans of electric two-wheelers. There is even a shortage. We talk a lot about global warming, about new energies. There is a real demand, ”abounds the head of the start-up. And, from the launch, Patrick admitted to being “a little overwhelmed by events”. “The results are better than our expectations. I thought it would start only with the arrival of summer visitors, but there are already locals using them, ”he explained to Le Télégramme last May.
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