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Amphibious Salamander Concept revealed

Meet the Salamander Concept, built by Philippines-based company H2O Technologies it’s essentially an amphibious tricycle…

LAST NIGHT, Philippines-based H2O Technologies revealed its Salamander Concept. The five-passenger motorized tricycle is based around a tub that’s designed to be both stable and buoyant when crossing small rivers, or for use in flood-prone areas.

“The Salamander will carry a total of five passengers excluding the driver on both land and in water. Therefore, in a Barangay which may simply be waiting for floodwaters to subside, the Salamander would be perfect to allow workers to get back to their normal modes of transportation and make their way back to work,” said David Ong, Chairman of H2O Technologies.

H2O Technologies said the Salamander Concept can hit 80km/h on land and up to 6 knots (11 km/h) on water using a marine-grade propeller. Two concepts were built, one running a petrol engine and the other an electric motor.

“Years from now there will be charging stations situated throughout the urban areas but right now, people will have to resort to other methods instead,” said Lamberto Armada, the Chief Engineer at H2O Technologies.

“That’s why we created the fuel based version as well to ensure that we were able to bring our innovation to the people who need it today.”

The project is currently seeking funding to bring it to full production.


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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober