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Tesla Makes Mini Tesla S Car Mod­els for Kids

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Elon Musk's Tesla S is by ev­ery def­i­ni­tion what an elec­tric car is meant to be. Fast, well built, but above all else, it is ab­so­lutely silent. It's a ma­chine that em­bod­ies the car of the fu­ture, and need­less to say, it's a real hit with the younger gen­er­a­tion as well.

Well, last month, Tesla de­cided to give kids a chance to drive the Tesla S by part­ner­ing up with Ra­dio Flyer, a 99-yearold com­pany known fa­mously for mak­ing its bright red wag­ons and tri­cy­cles.

Yes, that's right. To­gether with Ra­dio Flyer, Tesla cre­ated a spe­cial go-kart known as the

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| MARCH 2016 ‘Model S for Kids,' and it costs US$500 (ap­prox. RM2,086). Es­sen­tially, the go-kart is a scale model of Tesla's Model S elec­tric sedan, and it's made for chil­dren age three to eight, weighs in at ap­prox­i­mately 36 ki­los, and has a top speed of 9.6 kilo­me­ters an hour. Un­like the real Model S, how­ever, Model S for Kids can recharge its bat­ter­ies in just three hours, and even bet­ter, it has swap­pable bat­ter­ies.

There are other fea­tures on the ve­hi­cle that mimic the orig­i­nal as well. It's got a front trunk, has work­ing headlights, and even a sound sys­tem with an aux­il­iary cord in­put. The big­gest van­ity point of this lit­tle car, how­ever, is that Tesla is also in­clud­ing lit­tle ex­tras, such as per­son­al­ized li­cense plates, for the lit­tle driver.

Im­age source: YouTube.

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