Tesla has launched a new model that no one expected – a Cyberquad for kids. The $1,900 ATV is currently available to order from Tesla’s website and will begin shipping in two to four weeks. The surprise revelation comes about two years after the clean-energy company announced the original Cyberquad. It was designed to complement the futuristic Cybertruck.
Tesla’s mini four-wheel kids ATV is powered by a lithium-ion battery and runs on electricity just like the adult version. It has 15 miles of range with three configurable speeds of 5mph, 10mph, and 5mph in reverse. The car manufacture says it takes 5 hours to charge completely. Things that affect the battery’s range include the user’s weight, the riding terrain, and the speed setting.
Designed for children 8 years old and up, it is equipped with a full steel frame, a cushioned seat, and adjustable suspension with rear disk braking. The tiny vehicle also has LED light bars to complete the cyberpunk aesthetics. For now, Telsa’s Cyberquad AVT for kids will only ship in the United States. But there’s no guarantee that orders will arrive before the holidays.
But the surprises don’t end there! While you wait for the ATV to be shipped, Tesla fans can deck their kids out in a Cyberquad Bomber Jacket. The uniquely branded jacket features a graffiti-style illustration of the Cyberquad silhouette and wordmark. With three zippered pockets and Tesla’s signature logo printed along the sleeves, the kids Cyberquad Bomber Jacket is perfect for wherever the trail takes your little ones. It is made from 60% cotton and 40% polyester.
Folks were first treated to a glimpse of Tesla’s full-sized ATV at one of the company’s signature promotional events in 2019. After going over the specs of the Cybertruck, Elon Musk said three words the tech world is familiar with – “One more thing.” That turned out to be the very cool all-terrain vehicle, which can charge from the bed of the Cybertruck.
The truck is Tesla’s sixth model since the company was founded in 2003. It was also the most experimental vehicle, but that title has now been taken by the kids ATV. In terms of completion, the truck will face off against the Ford F Series, which has been the bestselling pickup for more than 40 years, followed by General Motors’ Chevrolet Silverado, another formidable vehicle manufacturer (via CNBC). Cybertruck will be available to order as production nears in 2022.
It’s still unclear how successful Tesla’s kids AVT will be in terms of sales. However, the Texas-based company is known for being adventurous. Tesla is one of the world’s most profitable companies and remains the most valuable automaker in the world. With a market cap of nearly $1 trillion, the company had the most sales of battery electric vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles, capturing 16% of the plug-in market (which includes plug-in hybrids) and 23% of the battery-electric (purely electric) market.
Moreover, through its subsidiary Tesla Energy, the company develops and is a major installer of photovoltaic systems in the United States. Tesla Energy is also one of the largest global suppliers of battery energy storage systems, with 3 gigawatt-hours installed in 2020.