TEMO: "Boating is 30 years behind urban mobility"

The innovative Temo electric dinghy engine

Alexandre Seux, inventor of the Temo electric motorogodle, explains the genesis of his project, its positioning in boating and mobility, as well as its industrial objectives.

To make boating evolve in line with the rhythm of mobility

The idea of Temo's invention was born in the mind of Alexandre Seux, its creator, following a long experience of navigation. At the end of a round-the-world voyage on a 6.50 m sailing boat, the business school graduate spent 3 years in Sri Lanka for a shipyard. In the course of his experiences, he noticed that the difficulties encountered by yachtsmen on their tenders are the same all over the world. " I've always seen boaters get annoyed with their tenders and outboard motors. When I came back to France, I saw scooters and electric bikes everywhere. The evolution of urban mobility is great. Boating is 30 years behind! So I thought about an evolution. "explains Temo's founder.

Invention of the Temo electric motogodile

Alexandre Seux used what he knew and had seen in Asia in particular to invent Temo. " The first prototype was a simple propeller at the end of a pole. For the 2nd version, I worked with a design office. We did several iterations. In particular, there are issues of balance of the pole and hydrodynamics for the propeller, because the thrust is not horizontal as on an outboard "says Alexandre Seux.

Alexandre Seux (on the right), creator of Temo

Competing with traditional electric outboard motors

The commercial launch of the Temo electric motorcycle is promising. Presented for the first time at the 2019 Mille Sabords boat show, it has attracted 25 pre-order yachtsmen. These pre-sales, supplemented by a fund-raising campaign, enabled the industrialization process to be launched. Manufacturing will be Made In France. Temo has chosen Axandus, a company based in Carquefou, near Nantes, as its industrial partner. " The first 100 units are offered at 1000 euros to launch the product. The final price at 1450 euros makes it possible to be comparable with the small electric motors on the market. The objective is to carry out 70% of the work in BtoB through the distribution networks and as an option in nine at building sites. We keep 30% live to keep in touch with the user and the feedback "says Alexandre Seux.

After several prizes in nautical innovation competitions in 2019, 2020 promises to be a pivotal year for Temo.

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