Latvia-based design studio Zeltini, led by designer Aigars Lauzis, created Z-Triton, which combines tricycle, tiny home, and electric boat, into one. You can’t buy one yet, but the studio plans on renting out the vehicle by 2021. After you’re done cycling, the wheels fold up to let you safely take the vehicle from land to water. On land, the front resembles a tricycle, with a bike seat for the driver, but when in water, the back then becomes the boat’s stern. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
This amphibious vehicle has plenty of room for two adults, and there’s even a kitchen should you decide to camp out for the weekend by a lake. When Z-Triton is pre-charged, you travel for 24.8-miles (40 kilometers) over land and then you can go for another 6.2-miles (10 kilometers) on water. Then you simply need to find a place to charge it, and you’ll be able to keep going.
- Powered by a high-torque, chain-driven motor on a steel trellis-frame Chassis design and street geometry with low profile Windscreen
- Features custom 10 inch 3-spoke mag wheels and street tires, rear suspension, Variable speed twist-grip throttle, and hand-operated rear disc brakes
- 24V (two 12V) sealed lead acid rechargeable battery with quick-change compartment and up to 30 minutes of continuous use
- Also, includes adjustable angle riser style handlebars, soft rubber grips, retractable kickstand, folding foot pegs, and hidden storage compartment. Assembled Product Dimensions: 43.7 x 22.8 x 29.5 Inches (1110 mm x 580 mm x 750 mm)
- Recommended for ages 13 and up; supports riders up to 140 pounds
So, it pretty much allows you to go continuously over land and water. It just gives you a unique experience because there’s no other such thing. Obviously, you can really be immersed in nature. You don’t need to rely on anything else,” said Aigars Lauzis.