Never before did we dream we’d be using the term “amphibious electric trike camper” but all it took was 2020.
However, this Amphibious E-Tricycle Camper that allows you to travel over both land and water.
It is made by Zeltini in Bilska Parish, Latvia.
The 11.8-foot long contraption from Latvian design firm Zeltini is the most bizarre camper we’ve looked at.
It’s an oddball concoction blurring the lines between mini-motorboat, electric trike and 2-person micro-camper.
The Z-Triton measures 3.6 m (11.8 ft) in length, 1.2 m (3.93 ft) in width, and has a height of 1.55 m (5 ft).
It’s made from plywood and fiberglass, with a steel frame, and there are also some 3D-printed plastic parts too.
On land, the rider sits high atop the big, penny-farthing-like pedaled front wheel, relying on a combination of leg power and dual-250-W e-motor output to move the steel-framed plywood/fiberglass boat-camper along.
On water, the rear wheels flip up to make room for pontoons, the vessel swings around 180 degrees, and a small electric outboard motor takes over propulsion duties.
The extra-cozy interior sleeps up to 2 people and a small dog snugly.
Since we covered the Z-Triton, Zeltini has put it up for preorder with base price listed at €10,000 (approx. US$12,200), hoping to begin production in 2021.