BeTriton (previously known as Z-Triton) is a hybrid and amphibious camper trike that can be used to travel over land and water.
Invented by the Latvian solo-traveler and designer Aigars Lausiz, it’s powered by a small battery that offers a range of 48km in trike mode and 20+ km on water. Solar panels provide additional range, but they’re not enough to replenish the batteries completely.
What’s more important is that wherever you are within that range, you can transform the BeTriton into a camping tent that sleeps two people, ideally the driver and their passenger.
When a river or a body of water divides you from your destination, the BeTriton will let you avoid old-school solutions like crossing bridges. It takes only a few minutes to turn the trike into a little boat that can travel safely and slowly at about 5km/h.
The BeTriton is not just a concept stemming from the mind of a particularly creative inventor. Lausiz built a startup around it, called Zeltini, and devised a commercially available version of the vehicle. Customers can pre-order it for €14,500, or they will be able to rent it for their amphibious trips.