Radio Flyer will be hosting an exclusive, invitation-only test drive event for “Tesla Model S For Kids” reservation holders next weekend (May 21). The event will allow the children in attendance to actually test drive the Model S For Kids on an actual test track.
The event is also clearly serving as a game of sorts, allowing the kids of the reservation holders to imitate the happenings at the recent Tesla Model 3 unveiling.
The recent invitation describes the event as the unveiling of “the newest addition to the Tesla family.” Here are the exact words from the invitation (courtesy of Teslarati):
“Tesla has partnered with Radio Flyer to usher in the next generation of electric vehicle owners. We’re excited to invite you to an exclusive first look at the newest addition to the Tesla family: the Tesla Model S for Kids by Radio Flyer.
“At the event, your little one will have the chance to experience the Tesla Model S by Radio Flyer in our mini-test drive track alongside future owners and likeminded enthusiasts. Following their drive, we welcome you to join us in the store for light bites and Tesla talk.
“With the exhilarating performance of a Tesla, the longest run time and fastest recharge time of any children’s electric vehicle, it’ll provide hours of playtime fun.”
Demand for the product has apparently been quite high since reservations began in February — so, in addition to following in Tesla’s footsteps with regard to the test drive event, the new offering is following the Model 3 with regard to high demand as well.
Of course, the product was designed in collaboration with Tesla, and has been endorsed by Elon Musk, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that demand has been strong. Deliveries are expected to begin this month. (As a side note, though, it appears that Tesla didn’t inform Radio Flyer of the new changes to the Model S nose.)
While the starting price for the toy is $499, pricing can go as high as $700 depending on the options chosen. Quite steep for a toy, in my opinion.