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Radio Flyer makes a Tesla Model S for kids

Discussion in 'News' started by eyespii, Feb 15, 2016.

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  1. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Whoa. That's awesome, although $500 is Tesla-esque.

    My 3 year old is CRAZY about Tesla everything - he has about 10 different Matchbox/Hot Wheels Tesla cars and regularly gives us Tesla Time. :) We'll seriously consider it for him, I think.
     
  2. Drivin

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    Tesla-esque? Wait till they release the service plan and rules.
     
  3. 1208

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    Cool. Just a shame they used the girl as the beginner and boy as the advanced. Probably wasn't deliberate but still. A young Leilani wouldn't have allowed that boy to overtake she would be lapping him. :biggrin:
     
  4. andrewket

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    I actually thought $500 was reasonable considering what it includes. After I watched the video I said to my wife, "watch, it will be $1,000".
     
  5. Brunton

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    That's great!
    If I thought I'd fit, I'd buy one for myself!!
     
  6. commasign

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    No pearl white? :(

    Lol, I bet it will arrive before my Model X 90D.
     
  7. PaulR

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    Great! But wonder how much the insurance on it is?

    Now I finally can afford to be a Two Tesla family....:wink:
     
  8. jeffro01

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    OMG... This is the COOLEST kids car toy EVER!!! My 5 year old is blown away by the idea....

    Jeff
     
  9. TampaRich

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    Reservation #*******35
    Multicoat Red, 190 Wh battery, silver turbine wheels. Oh, and pano roof :biggrin:
     
  10. dsm363

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    What are the hp and kWh specs?
     
  11. mhpr262

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    I also thought the price was actually on the affordable side. Working head lights, swappable and externally chargeable LiIon batteries, an on-board sound system, pretty good quality as far as the vid shows ... 500 bucks is not too much. My 1/8th scale electric RC cars cost that and more, and they are far from competition level quality.

    How cool would it be if they made a version for grown-ups, with four of those batteries and a top speed of, say 14mph? That would also solve the problem of people getting around in the huge gigafactory without getting sore feet ...

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    Oh, and please, Radioflyer, offer a version with a slot for an additional battery pack in the frunk so you can double the range.
     
  12. PaulR

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    Don't know about hp, but the batteries are 140 wh and 190 wh.

    And a design studio just like on Tesla's site.:smile:
     
  13. ggies07

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    Now THIS is great marketing! ;) Start em while they're young!
     
  14. Jool

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    I am so tempted to order one of these and squeeze myself into it.
     
  15. kmtl

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    They get bonus points for the Tesla-esque web site, charging port, and that adorable little UMC!
     
  16. FlasherZ

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    .14 kWh or .19 kWh, but I heard the real capacity is somewhere near .11 or .17.

    I heard the HP needs an asterisk too.

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    We're reservation 71. We went with the deep blue, 190 Wh, and silver wheels too.
     
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    So.... is Supercharging enabled from the factory, or is that an up-charge later?

    No mention of Auto-Pilot... or whether the sound system includes Slacker.

    Ludicrous Mode? Or at least a reproducible horsepower rating?? ;-)

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    Which apparently isn't very watertight... LOL
     
  18. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Ludicrous comes by default. Switch under the hatch labeled "2". You'd think they could offer that in the software, but apparently it is a hardware option only.
     
  19. ggies07

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    I think Ludicrous Mode is the second level speed. ;) At least for kids that age. hahaha
     

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