- iconic children's toymaker radio flyer expands partnership with tesla to adapt the 2020 model y's design to a toddler-appropriate size.
- the ride-on toy features a steering wheel that looks plucked directly from the tesla assembly line, an ergonomic saddle, and a working horn, but it isn't electrically powered.
- the my first model y will cost $99 and is available at radio flyer's website and amazon.
there's no better indicator of the changing times than seeing radio flyer, maker of the classic red wagon, partner with tesla for electric-vehicle-inspired toys. radio flyer already has a tesla model s in its lineup and now it's adding the model y. unlike the more expensive model s, the model y ride-on toy costs just $99.
while the model s is battery powered and recommended for children aged three to eight, the model y is a ride-on and eschews electric motors, so children as young as a year and a half can hop on and enjoy scooting around the house. to give it the fresh-from-fremont feel, radio flyer's version of the model y comes with an accurately rendered tesla steering wheel complete with the brand's simplistic steering-wheel-mounted infotainment controllers and a working horn.
other details that have been carefully downsized to match the real-life version of the model y include the black-painted wheels and authentic-looking head- and taillights. lucky riders will be treated to an ergonomic seat, working steering, and rubberized tires for maximum grip. the my first model y ride-on toy will make a great birthday or holiday gift for the young ev enthusiast in your life and set them up for a carbon-neutral future.