For $100, anyone can be a Tesla owner... sort of.
Radio Flyer now offers asit-down toy car, specifically created for kids from 1-and-a-half to 4 years old. So, yes, you can buy one even if you're an adult, but you might have a very hard time enjoying this particular Tesla.
But the kids will find a lot to enjoy. The steering is totally functional with the Tesla-branded wheel atop the Model Y. Prepare for lots of honking, though, because the horn actually works. Something about toddlers and a working horn sounds like a terrible idea to me.
As for the toy's actual design, it's pretty good and simply looks like a scaled down version of the electric SUV. The wheels (with rubber grip for tread), headlights and taillights all look proper and help convey the design very well for a child's toy. Best of all, you don't have to charge this particular Tesla since it runs purely on toddler power as they scoot around.
Radio Flyer plans to start shipping the Model Y ride-on toy starting Sept. 11 but preorders are open now.