The transfer is due to a brand new private chauffeur service, the place guests are ferried wherever they wish to go in a top-of-the-range electrical saloon.
The person behind the wheel is Frenchman Nicolas Loisel, who has been working within the tourism business in Scotland for the previous 5 years.
“I’m very passionate concerning the Scottish panorama. I really like this nation. I needed to offer excursions, present transport, in a manner that’s not so detrimental to the panorama. I like the concept of taking folks to a few of the extra distant and never so well-known locations. I may also take guests to the favorite spots resembling Glencoe and Edinburgh metropolis centre.”
Individuals have been flocking to Scotland to get pleasure from a few of the nation’s most remoted and breathtaking locations, with sights such because the North Coast 500 driving route hovering in recognition.
The rise in tourism and the income it generates has been welcomed, however has additionally sparked concern over the impression on the atmosphere.
Loisel says his agency E-Metropolis Chauffeur, primarily based in Musselburgh, East Lothian, and his Tesla automobile may help ease that as extra folks flip away from fossil gasoline transport in favour of low-carbon alternate options. “I see persons are concerned about electrical automobiles, however some aren’t but prepared to leap into this new mode of transportation. Most of the time I discover myself having to debunk myths about electrical automobiles: not sufficient vary? Not so good for the atmosphere? No chargers in Scotland? There are heaps in Scotland, and within the worst-case state of affairs I can plug into the home energy provide.”
Loisel claims he doesn’t even significantly like automobiles, however was transformed after attempting out the Tesla S75.
VisitScotland’s business sustainability supervisor, Janie Neumann, stated: “Automobile touring is extraordinarily standard in Scotland – particularly because the launch of the North Coast 500 route – and with our ever increasing community of electrical car cost factors, there’s ample alternative to see Scotland by automobile in an eco-friendly manner.”