by Micah Toll
Electric campers have a certain charm to them, being able to explore the open road powered by the free sun rays beaming above you.
But what if you could combine that freedom with the versatility of an electric boat and an electric bike? That’s exactly what Aigars Lauzis sought to capture when he designed the BeTriton electric camper.
The Latvian-made electric camper isn’t designed for cross-country trips, at least not quick ones. The smaller size means less battery, and that results in a range of around 30 miles (48 km).
But it’s what you can do over those 30 miles that really seems to count. The BeTriton (formerly known as the Z-Triton 2.0) doesn’t only house a typical sleeping area for overnights, but the entire contraption also transforms into a boat for water voyages.
Built on an aluminum frame and with a fiberglass hull, the BeTriton electric camper can hit the water to cruise at a modest 3 mph (5 km/h).
The on-land speed is around 5x faster at a maximum of 15 mph (25 km/h), or the maximum legal speed of electric bicycles in most of Europe.
That’s likely because the BeTriton also happens to be a street-legal electric bicycle, or at least an electric tricycle.