Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tesla appeals to the next EV generation with battery powered Model S for Kids

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
EDITOR

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.
Working headlights.
Sound system.

Mini-test drive track

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.