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Z-triton launches market-ready version of electric camper, trike and boat combo

amphibious camper-trike hits the market

 

after completing the first prototype in 2020, latvian design studio zeltini introduces Z-triton 2.0, a market-ready iteration of the amphibious e-camper. this newly unveiled model takes shape as an upgraded mobile unit combining house, boat, and tricycle all in one, and offering the freedom to travel both over land and water. Z-triton aims to shift the way people engage with nature, especially in the current times with the worldwide pandemic and continuous desire to escape in a self-contained and autonomous way.

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all images courtesy of Z-triton

 

 

a new and improved iteration of the Z-triton

 

although the 2020 prototype was fully functional, it demonstrated that improvements needed to be made before the product could hit mass production. step by step, the designers came together with a team of changemakers and top engineers, and within 14 months of hard work, the new iteration was created. Z-triton 2.0 has all the features and functions that make it a market-ready product now. most of the parts were re-designed and re-engineered making Z-triton 2.0 a major improvement compared to its predecessor.

 

the new model is slightly wider and provides more room in the cabin allowing two people to comfortably sleep in it. the bike part underwent a major redesign and now offers a lot more comfortable ride with rear suspension, adjustable seat, hydraulic disc brakes, seven gears internal gear hub, and has twice the power – 1000W. the boat mode is also upgraded with a stronger 1150W motor which is integrated into the body and can be lifted up/down from the cabin.

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100% electric and environmentally friendly

 

the product is 100% electric with both boat and trike electric motors, a Li-ion battery pack, and integrated roof solar panels. the body is manufactured in organic fiberglass with polyester made from recycled PET bottles and a number of parts are large-format 3D printed with bioplastics. there is also a plant pot that enables users to carry small trees that can be planted along the way to reforest our dear planet. therefore, Z-triton 2.0 has a positive CO2 footprint and aims to be the most sustainable RV on the market.

 

apart from the ready-made version, the company is also developing a DIY kit which will be a simplified, modular, more affordable, easy-to-ship version of the same concept. the product development is supported by a norway grant and is aimed at social impact, sustainability and taps into the movement of makers. the vision of the company is to create a global community around Z-triton gathering people who strive to travel in alternative ways and deeply care about our planet.

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boat dashboard with removable steering wheel, display, USB charging, honk, lights, power & mode switches

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seven gears internal gear hub & 1000W electric motor

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removable plant pot & integrated solar panels

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the worktop can be used for cooking, working, watching a movie, etc.
the worktop can be used for cooking, working, watching a movie, etc.

project info:

 

name: Z-triton

design studio: zeltini
lead designer: aigars lauzis
price: 14,500 euro

 

 

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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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