King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang on Wednesday released a prototype of Thailand’s first amphibious vehicle, which it said was built to "fight flooding".
The three-wheeled "Machanu amphibious craft" is powered by an electric engine that drives the wheels and a waterjet propulsion system. It can hold two people and is capable of a maximum speed of 18kph on land with a range of 25 kilometres on a single charge, and 5-8 km on water against the current.
It can switch immediately between road and water travel, and move forwards and backwards in both roles.
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