Outdoor enthusiasts wanting a sustainable adventure partner for riding on land and water with equal convenience, would fall for the Z-Triton 2.0 instantly. This amphibious mobile home is a combination of a tricycle, boat, and a camper in one, that can accommodate a couple on an uninterrupted journey across continents or on short weekend romantic trips too.
The brainchild of designer and adventure cyclist Aigars Lauris of Latvia, the Z-Triton 2.0 is a refined, production-ready version of the Z-Triton prototype released in 2020. Despite being fully functional, the prototype required improvements in design and construction to make it the revolutionary ride that people could take on their travel to explore the outdoors. Finally, after one-and-a-half years of R&D and development, the market-ready Z-Triton 2.0 is revealed. It has been successfully tested in the Swiss Alps, Paris, Lake Geneva, Amsterdam, and Berlin. According to Lauris, everyone who has tried or tested the Z-Triton has really been awed by the convenience, technology, and utility of this trike, boat and camper combo.
Designer: Aigars Lauris
Z-Triton 2.0 is now more spacious (in comparison to the prototype) with the use of fiberglass body and steel frames holding the entire contraption together. The striking blue trike-camper has parts 3D Printed from bioplastic and uses polyester made from recycled plastic bottles. The eco-friendliness of the Z-Triton 2.0 is not limited to its construction. In fact, it is powered by an electric battery and has solar panels on its roof to take care of the power needs. There is no definite word on the capacity of the battery, but it’s confirmed that it would prove 31 miles (50km) range in bike mode and 12 miles (20km) on water.
Weighing over 200kg, the Z-Triton 2.0 has been slightly redesigned from the prototype to provide an adjustable seat, which is unusually high. Even though the seven-gear ride is more comfortable for two with rear suspensions, hydraulic disk brakes, and electric bike motor for assistance. The spacious interiors of the camper – that works both on land and water – attached to the trike, allows a couple to sit or sleep comfortably. Shifting from land to water mode is quick and easy, it takes under five minutes to convert by folding the bike wheels, adding stability floats, and lowering the electric boat motor from the cabin. In no time the Z-Triton 2.0 is ready for the waves. Like a regular boat, there are controls onboard, so you’re in complete control of your vehicle. In case it runs out of power, the boat is attached with oars to manually paddle your way to safety.
Equipped with everything you’ll need on your journey over land and water, the Z-Triton 2.0 comes with storage for luggage, has USB charging ports, a Bluetooth radio, and of course a GPS onboard. For the convenience of the travelers, the Z-Triton 2.0 also features a folding table (for dining and working) and a planter you can maybe carry your favorite plant in for adventures where you go. The Z-Triton 2.0 is now available for preorder and is likely to be available in the US in 2023. Europe deliveries are expected to begin toward the end of 2022 starting at €14,500 ($16,300).