Tesla designs a mini Model S for kids
Really want to win your niece or nephew’s heart? Here’s your chance - the $499 Tesla Model S for kids will be available for purchase this May. Pre-orders are now open.
The cars are a collaboration between Radio Flyer (know for making the dinky little red wagons you had as a kid) and Tesla. The cars are one-seaters meant for children between the ages of three and eight. They come in red, blue and “midnight silver metallic”.
The cars include special lithium ion batteries that are created to charge faster and last longer than other battery-powered children’s cars on the market.
The cars also include working headlights, a "spacious interior" and a trunk in the front of the car. The Model S can reach a speed of six miles per hour.
Buyers also have the option to purchase premium batteries, special license plates and mini indoor car covers.
"This baby Model S really is quite fun," tweeted Tesla's CEO Elon Musk.
According to CNN, the Tesla Model S for adults starts around $75,000, though a federal tax credit brings the price down by about 10%.
Tesla will begin taking reservations and deposits for its “cheaper” electric car, the Model 3 on March 31. The car is expected to cost around $35,000. Federal and state tax credits may knock $7,500 to $10,000 off the purchase price in the U.S.