Tesla's Kid-Friendly Cyberquad ATV Expands to European Markets
Tesla's Cyberquad ATV for Kids: Europe Launch Amidst US Safety Concerns
Tesla, the Austin-based electric vehicle giant, has officially started accepting orders for its child-friendly Cyberquad ATV in Europe. This move comes after the ATV's launch in China in July and about a year post its ban in the US due to safety concerns raised by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Cyberquad's Features & Specifications
1. Key Similarities with Chinese Version:
The European version of the Cyberquad ATV closely mirrors its Chinese counterpart, boasting a 350-watt rear motor powered by a 188-watt-hour lithium-ion battery.
2. Weight Capacity Differences:
Unique to the European model is its ability to accommodate up to 68 kilograms (132 pounds). This is an impressive 18 kg (39.6 lbs) increase from the Chinese model's weight limit.
3. Speed and Range Variations:
The European Cyberquad allows a maximum speed of 13 kilometers per hour (8 mph), slightly slower than the Chinese version's 16 kph (10 mph). However, the European model outshines in driving range, offering an estimated 19 km (11.8 miles) compared to China's 13 km (8 miles).
4. Configurable Speed Settings:
Owners have the flexibility to set two distinct speed configurations – 6 kph (3.7 mph) and 13 kph (8 mph). Plus, the quad can reverse at up to 6 kph, enhancing its usability for young riders.
5. Construction and Features:
Tesla has designed the ATV with kids in mind without compromising on quality. It features a robust steel frame, a comfortable cushioned seat, and a rear suspension mechanism. Safety is further bolstered with rear disk brakes and LED light bars on both the front and rear – a design reminiscent of the adult-focused quad that debuted alongside the Cybertruck in 2019.
European Pricing and Availability
Tesla has priced the Cyberquad for Kids at €1,990 in Europe, translating to approximately $2,100. Customers can expect their orders to be shipped within a two to four-week window. For comparison, the US version was priced at $1,900 before its recall in the previous year.
Safety Concerns in the US
The US recall stemmed from the CPSC's findings that the electric ATV did not adhere to federal safety standards established for youth ATVs. The points of contention included the quad's mechanical suspension, maximum tire pressure, and the absence of an approved ATV action plan.
With Tesla's expansion of its Cyberquad ATV into the European market, it's evident that the brand is eager to cater to young enthusiasts. Despite the setbacks in the US, Tesla's dedication to combining safety with innovation remains evident. The European launch signifies the company's commitment to bringing electric leisure to a broader audience while emphasizing quality and safety.
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