Your Kids Can Now Drive A Mini Tesla Model S, Built By Radio Flyer
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In case you may have forgotten, Tesla Model S cars are really, really nice. With state-of-the-art technology such as autopilot with Autosteer and Summon, and all-wheel drive, their vehicles are the ones to beat.
But it was recently announced that they’re expanding their sales elsewhere, with an unlikely partner: Radio Flyer. Yes, Radio Flyer is the company known for making those little red wagons your parents used to drag you on while walking to the park.
Radio Flyer making the move to partner with Tesla S means one thing – they’ve made upgrades.
Radio Flyer and Tesla have made a mini version of the popular automobile specifically for young children in the hopes of giving them the ultimate driving experience. Here’s a quick overview of the car’s awesome features:
- It’s powered by Flightspeed Lithium Ion batteries
- You can “plug in” the car like the real thing to charge
- It has working headlights
- It has a functioning front trunk (or frunk, as they call it)
- It has two speeds, 3 and 6 MPH
- It includes forward and reverse driving options
- It comes with an AUX cord so you can plug in your phone to play music
Here comes the catch – the car retails at $499. That’s at a minimum – the price goes up if you also buy the optional car cover, personalized license plate or parking sign. This is comparable to the cost of some Mercedes branded kiddie cars – the Avigo Mercedes ML63 costs $549.00.
These Teslas are so popular and in demand that they’re only available for preorder and not ready to be shipped until June.
But hey, if you’ve got the money laying around, then why not?