Tesla Makes A $1,500 Cybertruck, But It’s For Six To 12-Year-Olds (So It Says)
By Mikelle Leow, 03 Dec 2023
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Tesla’s Cybertruck took too long to hit the road, and maybe it was partly due to there being a baby on the way. Alongside the release of the much-delayed pickup, the automaker has also introduced a Cybertruck for Kids.
The fully electric, four-wheel ride-on with an open roof is suitable for young adventurers aged six to 12 years. That means little X Æ A-Xii Musk will be able to have a matching vehicle with his dad in about three years.
Though, as Tesla claims, the toy has a maximum weight capacity of 150 pounds, so some adults might be tempted to hog these wheels for themselves.
The mini-me measures 66 x 38 x 31 inches and tips the scales at 158 pounds. The shrunken size is reflected in cost savings, too, with the wee vehicle being priced at US$1,500, while its monster muse will set you back at least US$$60,990.
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It’s powered by a robust 22V lithium-ion battery, touting a range of up to 12 miles on a single charge. The ride-on toy features a 350W nominal motor power that can peak at 500W, enabling it to reach speeds of up to 10 mph. For added safety, it also includes a high/low-speed switch, allowing a more controlled speed of 5 mph.
The ride-on sports an adjustable seat to accommodate growing drivers, and pneumatic rubber tires for a smooth ride on various terrains, in addition to an electronic brake system for a safe and reliable stop. True to Tesla’s style, it includes LED headlights and taillights, enhancing visibility and adding to the realistic feel of the mini Cybertruck.
While Baby’s First Cybertruck can technically carry grownups, it’s worth cautioning that a 36-year-old fell off the child-sized version of Tesla’s Cyberquad and bruised their shoulder after trying to ride it. The Cyberquad for Kids was subsequently banned in the US, before heading to Europe and finally returning to the US after some safety tweaks.
To juice up the miniature car, you plug its charger into the battery’s base. It will take about five hours to power up a kiddy Cybertruck that’s completely zapped out.
The Cybertruck for Kids is exclusively available through the US Tesla Shop, with shipping limited to the lower 48 United States, excluding Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
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