Propulsion House Pulling-e has started to design 3HP (3CV) hybrid weather protected electric propulsion for traditional provencal fishing boat Le Pointu. Design is made in co-operation with Bateau Mer Propre. Heikki Bergman has been invited to develop solution, which respects the tradition, but serves in a modern style – without emission to local environment.
-We aim to develop an industrial solution, which is available for all at reasonable price level. Main purpose for the solution is to allow the boat to leave and enter the harbor area without running the engine. The electric mode is available when engine is clutched to neutral. While engine is running, it is charging the batteries. We are happy to participate this kind of local sustainable project, says Heikki Bergman.
Le Pointu is a traditional provencal wooden fishing boat. It is a very important part of cultural heritage in Provence and there are more than 1000 Pointus around the Mediterranean cost of France. Bateau Mer Propre is an environmental association protecting the coastline of Mediterranean.