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Tesla Creates Model S Car for Kids

February 16, 2016

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A Tesla Model S sedan.Photograph by Mark Von Holden — WireImage via Getty Images

Kids can now cruise at 6 mph in a fun-size Tesla Model S to match their parents’ more expensive version.

Created by auto startup Tesla and little red wagon-maker Radio Flyer, the car features working headlights, a sound system and a “spacious interior.” The $499 kid-friendly car is now available for pre-order and will start shipping in May.

The mini Tesla—available in red, blue and “midnight silver metallic”—can be customized with upgrades that include silver turbine wheels, an indoor car cover and a premium battery that offers “50% more playtime.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose flagship Model S for adults has won awards for its advanced technology and performance, describes the tiny car as “quite fun.”