|Radio Flyer, the company that makes the Little Red Wagon, and Tesla are offering a battery powered Model S for kids.|
By VICTOR E. SASSON
Tesla Motors is pinning its future on a smaller, more affordable EV -- the Model 3.
Now, with hundreds of thousands of Model 3 orders in hand, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to persuade the younger set to adopt their parents' EV lifestyle.
Tesla is collaborating with Radio Flyer on a Model S for Kids that allows them to choose the paint color, performance and accessories, and to personalize their EVs.
The Model S for Kids starts at $499, and is intended for ages 3-8 (maximum weight of 81 pounds).
The kids' Model S has a top speed of 6 mph, and the lithium-ion battery can be recharged in 3 hours. (It plugs in just like the big Model S.)
|The Model S for Kids has a Frunk (trunk in front) like the real Model S.|
The children of Tesla owners are invited to experience Radio Flyer's eco friendly Model S at a mini-test drive track set up in the parking lot of Tesla Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., on May 21.
See a video of the Model S for Kids on the Radio Flyer Web site:
Pre-order Model S for Kids
May shipments are already sold out.