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Tesla Launches Electric $1,900 Cyberquad For Kids

Frankie Golding

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Tesla Launches Electric $1,900 Cyberquad For Kids

Elon Musk has expanded his collection of electric vehicles by introducing a new Cyberquad for kids. 

Franz von Holzhausen, the Chief Designer of Tesla, revealed the launch on Twitter with a promotional video of his children driving around on the quads.  

The video ends with Holzhausen himself trying to fit into the children’s sized vehicle. 

One of the only possible explanations for this stunt is that he took the 8+ age rating on the quad to mean that the electric four-wheeler was suitable for his 53-year-old self. 

Either that, or Telsa are launching their first attempt at comedy since Elon Musk’s stint on SNL, which Rolling Stone referred to as a ‘snoozy stroke session’.  

Watch the video here:

Regardless of the advert however, you can’t deny that the Cyberquad does look really cool.  

Describing the specifics, the Tesla has revealed that the quad features 'a full steel frame, cushioned seat and adjustable suspension with rear disk braking and LED light bars'.

It is also 'powered by a lithium-ion battery with up to 15 miles of range and a configurable top speed of 10 mph' - a reasonable speed considering the bike is targeted at children.  

The electric cyberquad. Credit: Tesla
The electric cyberquad. Credit: Tesla

Reportedly, this latest edition to the Tesla collection should take an average of 5 hours to charge, but this is dependent on the user’s weight, the riding terrain and speed setting it is used on. 

The Cyberquad was notoriously inspired by Tesla’s other creation - the infamous Cybertruck, a stainless-steel electric vehicle that claims to have 'better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car'.

This piece of engineering is alleged by Tesla’s website to have up to 3500 pounds of payload capacity, adjustable air suspension and 100 cubic feet of exterior lockable storage.

It is also built with the capacity to accelerate from 0-60mph in as little as 2.9 seconds and has up to 500 miles of range.

Elon Musk unveiling the Cybertruck, credit: Alamy
Elon Musk unveiling the Cybertruck, credit: Alamy

But whilst we have to wait until 2022 at the earliest for the rollout of the Cybertruck, the Cyberquads can be ordered now on the Tesla website alongside a collection of cyber-inspired merchandise, including a cyber-truck inspired whistle.

The Tesla website, however, is keen to specify that there is no guarantee that the Cyberquads will arrive in time for the holiday season.  

So maybe think twice before you spend nearly £2,000 and promise a small child their very own Tesla for Christmas!

Featured Image Credit: Tesla

Topics: Technology, Cars, Elon Musk, Tesla

Frankie Golding
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