Tesla Cyberquad: kids want one for Christmas, but they can’t
Do you remember the unveiling of the Cybertruck two years ago, when there was a Cyberquad in the load bay? Well, Tesla has now cautiously launched a smaller version of the futuristic quad in its shop this week. It’s actually being offered as a toy for kids.
The Cyberquad costs about 1 675 euros ($1 900) and is a Tesla. It is, of course, fully electric. It can’t be supercharged, though. You need to plug it in at a domestic socket, after which it takes five hours to refill the lithium-ion battery pack.
From 8 years and up
Fear of your kids getting lost with it seems ungrounded. A full charge takes the Cyberquad over a distance of 20 kilometers, and the top speed of 16 km/hour is manageable for less experienced or younger drivers. Technically, Tesla’s toy ATV is equipped with disc brakes, suspension, and some seriously cool looks.
The Cyberquad carries an age disclaimer of 8 years and up. Theoretically, more adventurous parents can ride with it as well – it’s not thát small – but they can’t weigh more than 68 kilograms, which might be a tough limit to meet.
There’s a hitch
We know it’s a great idea to park one under the Christmas tree. Unfortunately, shipping takes 2-4 weeks, while the shop section mentions that the product is already “out of stock”. Europe is not listed as an available shipping destination.
And oh, there’s one hitch. There’s not a factory for it yet. So father and son (or mother and daughter) need to assemble the 18 parts it is made of by themselves.