Aigars Lauzis has fulfilled his dream: the eccentric camper amphibious electric trike is now a reality.
After traveling thousands of kilometers on his bicycle, from the United Kingdom to Japan, the CEO of Zeltini, a great fan of cycle tourism, discovered that not the best vehicle to explore the world: exhausts the legs, does not allow to carry a lot of luggage, you cannot carry a tent, or cross rivers or lakes.
But Aigars Lauzis did not want to use a car, or any other polluting medium. So there was only one solution: if the vehicle of his dreams did not exist… he would have to invent it.
But, how to create at the same time a 100% electric vehicle that can be used to travel, to cross rivers and lakes, and to camp? The solution is called Z-Triton: An amphibious electric camper trike. You can see it in action in this video:
An all in one that It travels on the road with an electric motor, allows two people to sleep inside, transports luggage, and navigates.
It has been a hard job that has cost more than 4 years of effort. In 2020 it presented a first prototype, and now we can see the final version: the Z-triton 2.0 which will be put up for sale at the end of the year.
This new version presents numerous improvements, which make the experience more pleasant.
The tricycle has been completely redesigned. It now has a 1,000 W motor and a much higher seat, to pedal comfortably. In addition, additional safety measures have been added, such as rear shock absorbers, or disc brakes.
Go to ship mode it only takes five minutes. Here it is used an electric motor of 1,150 W which is handled with an N-shaped steering wheel. But in this version 2.0 some additional controls have been added to move the boat laterally, and control it better.
In total the bike has a range of 50 kilometers, and the boat of about 20 kilometers. But running out of battery is not a problem: you can pedal the bike, or row the boat.
The caravan allows two people to sleep inside (a bit tight, yes). The Z-Triton 2.0 debuts new features such as a removable dining table, a little more space, a bluetooth radio, GPS, and a hole for luggage.
Unfortunately, the improvements have increased the price. now it costs €14,500although it can also be rented.
If you want more information, take a look at their website.