Do you want to get your kids excited for electric vehicles at an early age? There's no better way to do it than by buying them their own. Well, it's actually a miniature one, but it's admirably close to the real deal.
Radio Flyer's Tesla Model S for Kids is a pretty honest re-creation of the full-size electric sedan. The design is spot on, even down to interior pieces. There's a frunk (that's a front trunk), working headlights and even an audio system.
"This baby Model S really is quite fun," Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted last week. Radio Flyer created the Tesla Model S for Kids in collaboration with Musk's company.
Parents can choose between two different battery sizes, three exterior paint colors and two wheel colors. You can even drop an extra $15 for a custom license plate.
Kids can easily switch between a top speed of 6 mph (9.6 kph) or a parent mode that limits speed to 3 mph (4.8 kph) with the flip of a switch located in the trunk. Sadly, there's no "ludicrous mode" like the one available with the adult-sized Tesla.
As with a real Tesla, you can head to Radio Flyer's site and build a personalized model for preorder. The website even looks very similar to Tesla's own configurator, which is a cute touch. Thankfully, with a starting price of $499 (which converts to around £350 or AU$700), it's significantly cheaper than the real thing.
But those who can't afford an adult-size Tesla shouldn't get any ideas. The car supposedly can only handle drivers who are 81 pounds (37 kilograms) or lighter.