Good news for adventurers with a taste for camper bicycles. The ambitious amphibious pedal assists trike/camper that we saw a couple of years ago is now available to order, or for those with shallow pockets, rent. And it is now known as BeTriton.
So, yes, BeTriton has launched a market-ready version for outdoor enthusiasts who want to enjoy long-distance adventures in a sustainable way. The BeTriton (aka Z-Triton 2.0) is a 100% electric amphibious Camper-Trike that is a boat, a trike, and a camper rolled into one.
Because of its relatively narrow footprint, it can traverse where regular campers or RVs can’t – not even a water body could be in its way because remember? It is also a boat!
Z-Triton 2.0 is designed for two people and boasts a long list of features including but not limited to an electric boat motor with steering from the cabin just like a real boat, an electric bike assists motor, integrated solar roof panels with lithium-ion battery pack, a range of 2 days (50 km/31 miles land + 20 km/12.4 miles water), foldup kitchen table, cooling/heating system, USB charging, GPS, sound system, and a pot for your favorite plant.
Now for the awesome news. The BeTriton is available for pre-order. It is available in two forms: a DIY kit which has a starting price of 4,500 EUR (about US$4,592) with first deliveries in late 2023 and a ready-built vehicle that costs 14,500 EUR and up (roughly US$14,800), with the first deliveries expected to happen in 2022 for EU markets and 2023 for other markets.
However, if you don’t have the financial muscle to flex, or rather not buy a vehicle you will not be using frequently, there is a rental option that goes for 60 EUR a day (around US$61/day).