There is a rather unique back story of BeTRITON. Aigars, the Founder, cycled from London to Tokyo and came up with the idea of amphibious e-camper while staying for a few months in Shanghai. BeTRITON is his take on a cycle-touring upgrade. Take a look at how it’s evolved over the time.
BeTRITON first deliveries and rentals in Europe
Production of the first batch starts in early 2023. The first few units are delivered to the early-bird preorders. European rentals start in the summer.
Beta / BeTRITON – 80% Completed & ready to tour Europe
The new iteration / production model / beta prototype – 80% completed and ready for a grand European tour. Successful events in Geneva, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin take place. People love the product and can’t wait for the first deliveries and rentals to start in 2022.
Beta / BeTRITON - Prototyping & Testing
3D printing, CNC milling, welding, moulding, casting, soldering and lots of tests performed to get to the best possible product. Lots of work is done in close collaboration with our manufacturing partners like Prestol.
BeTRITON Factory / Workshop Established
Latvian town called Valmiera on the river Gauja becomes the base for BeTRITON manufacturing assembly. Equipped with R&D, prototyping, manufacturing and assembly tools the company is gearing up for production of the first batch.
Beta / BeTRITON - Design & Engineering
Having validdated the concept with massive interest from media, public and people willing to place pre-orders the works on Beta began. Core team established. Four pre-seed angel investors onboard. Mnaufacturing partners found. Production model designed to have various functionality & performance improvements.
Alpha Prototype / BeTRITON 1.0 Completed
Design prototype of BeTRITON completed and ready for action. Test-runs, trials, amazing experiences, media photo / video sessions and loads of fun takes place right after the amphibian is built. It storms through news and social media worldwide.
3D modelling, CNC milling, woodworking (Kārlis Zemītis), metalworking (Gatis Kreicbergs), 3D printing and lots of creativity were used by BeTRITON to create the alpha prototype of BeTRITON Bootstrapping / part-time.
Right after the return home Aigars rolls up the sleeves and sets up his design & prototyping studio - BeTRITON with a mission to change the world. Creativity, sustainability, fun, ethics and other key values defines the work of BeTRITON studio. Equipped with rapid prototyping tools the work on ideas begins.
Aigars Completes LONDON – TOKYO - HOME Bicycle Journey
In Tokyo, after 30,000+ km, Aigars turns around and takes Trans-Siberian train from Vladivostok to Moscow, cycles to his native Latvia and resettles in the ancestral house built by his greatgrandfather. The life-changing 4 year cycle journey is complete. For more info check out his BLOG
Initial idea & concept model – Shanghai
While still on the road and staying for a few months in Shanghai Aigars comes up with an idea of how to upgrade cycle touring. Tiny house-boat-trike is born. Initial sketches lead to the creation of the first mock-up model at his tiny apartment and the first tests in the local city park.
Aigars Cycles London - Shanghai.
After being based in London for 6 years Aigars (the Founder & CEO) embarks on a solo cycletouring journey across Eurasia, 30,000km and 4 years with 4 stops to work as a designer in Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore and Shanghai. For more info check out his BLOG.