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Monday, 13 May 2019 21:21

On the Lighter Side: Mini Tesla Model S Will Get Your Kids to Love Electric Cars

Written by Jessica Miley, Interesting Engineering
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The mini Tesla Model S won't cost as much as their parent’s full-sized model, but the rideable toy will put a 600 dollar dent in a kid's allowance.

Tesla has made a tiny Model S for your kids—and it's amazing. Tesla teamed up with Radio Flyer to produce an incredibly drivable tiny Model S.


The scaled down electric vehicle looks like its inspiration. The toy car has cool features including working headlights, foldable side mirrors, a ‘frunk’ for storing toys and an AUX input to play your favorite tunes. Easy to use and front-and-back buttons put the car into drive mode.


The car is electric, of course, and runs off a lithium-ion battery. The tiny Tesla Model S will set you back $600.


The car can be charged via the charging port on the side of the vehicle or you can remove the battery and charge it. You may choose the car’s color—red metallic, blue metallic, deep silver metallic or flat white.


You can also choose your own wheel rim detailing. No tesla is complete without vanity plates, which can be added for an additional cost. Other accessories available online include: a custom car parking sign and a car cover. Extra batteries can also be purchased in standard or long range. Parents can keep their kids' speed in check with an option to allow for a max speed of 6 mph or, with the flick of a switch, the car can be limited to a top speed of 3 mph.


A $600 kid’s toy may seem pretty decadent, but some think it’s an investment in an electric-dominated future.


Going for a ride in a combustion-engine passenger car might be hard to do for some children. Electric cars are most certainly the future, since many nations are hoping to enforce a ban on the purchase of new-combustion engine cars, by the middle of the decade.


France and the UK have both indicated they hope to limit the availability of cars that rely on fossil fuels. However, even cars with steering wheels might be an unusual sight, if Tesla CEO Elon Musk has his way.

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