In 2010 we let go our second car and have been driving a hybrid car since then. We also rode our bikes more often again, but after our knees couldn’t take it anymore, we had to switch to pedelecs. They now enable us to go to Plélan le Petit, or even to Dinan, without any problems. Now that we also have a green electricity supplier, these bikes are even more environmentally friendly.
Environmentally friendly mobility
The best way to move for man and for the earth is without a doubt walking! But to get from here to Plélan le Petit, it takes an hour and as much back … You can walk about 6 km here on our premises alone. Go for a walk or in sport mode, with or without sticks, or jog. Take one of the bikes waiting for you in the Ecurie for longer journeys, make sure that the tires and brakes are in good condition, and off you go! Choose a bike in their size for children and don’t forget the helmet and the yellow vest! For the little ones, you can take one of the two trailers or attach a child seat to your bike.
For your stay “without a car”: take the train to Dinan or Lamballe, and we will pick you up there at the train station. We will then provide you with the bikes on site.
In 2010 we had our first hybrid car, a Prius. We appreciated the very correct fuel consumption, but also the convenience of the automatic. The only downside was that it wasn’t rechargeable, which allowed for a fully electric range of only 4 km. Seven years later, the rechargeable version was still not marketed in France and we opted for the C-HR with roughly the same range and consumption.
In 2017, a small electric car, a Mitsubishi iMiev, arrived in Ville Heleuc and replaced Michel’s diesel van. With this, two sockets were installed in the parking lot to charge electric cars – with green electricity from Enercoop! This little 4-seater car was perfect for trips to Plélan or Dinan (yes, the pedelecs became less and less used as we got older …), but its limited autonomy made it impossible to drive there and back to Saint Brieuc without to charge in between.
At the end of 2020 we considered replacing the C-HR with a fully electric car, but couldn’t find a model that met our needs and budget and finally decided to keep it. Instead, in 2021 at the beginning of the Corona crisis, the iMiev was replaced by a Renault Zoe, which has an effective range of 250 to 300 km. It was joint by a fully electric Kangoo ZE, with which Michel can transport his beehives and other materials. The C-HR is therefore only used for holidays or long trips such as for visiting family.