For the past decade, Tesla has been coming up with innovative designs and concepts for electric vehicles that have slowly come to fruition. From sports cars and sedans to pickup trucks and semi-trailer trucks, the company continues to amaze me.
In line with these innovative vehicles, Tesla just recently launched its Cyberquad for Kids four-wheel all-terrain vehicle (ATV) earlier this month. The all-electric ATV is currently available to order on the Tesla website.
In this article, I will talk about the Cyberquad for Kids, its features, cost, and how to purchase one. To learn more about this exciting electric ATV for kids from Tesla, continue reading below.
- Cyberquad – Inspired by the Tesla Cybertruck
- Introducing the Cyberquad for Kids Electric Mini-ATV
- What You Need to Know about the Cyberquad for Kids
- Current Pricing and Availability
- Purchasing the Cyberquad for Kids Using the Tesla Shop
- Important Information Regarding Returns and Warranty
Cyberquad – Inspired by the Tesla Cybertruck
Going back to November 2019, I remember watching online when Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk introduced the Tesla Cybertruck at the Tesla Design Studio.
I was amazed by how futuristic it looked, like something straight out of a sci-fi movie.
Before concluding the event, Musk further teased the audience when a similar-looking electric quad bike was loaded on the back of the Cybertruck.
In the Cybertruck’s specifications, it was mentioned that it had “space for your toolbox, tire, and Cyberquad, with room to spare”. Musk tweeted the following day that the ATV will come as an option for the Cybertruck.
Updates on the Cyberquad ATV
Later, at Tesla’s 2020 Battery Day Event, Musk brought a prototype of the electric quad bike to show the investors and said that the Cyberquad ATV will be an optional accessory for the Cybertruck.
He discussed it again at the 2021 Shareholder Meeting last October. The Tesla CEO mentioned that the ATV will be made at the Gigafactory in Texas alongside the Cybertruck.
I became a fan of the Tesla quad when Musk emphasized the company’s goal of making the Cyberquad the least dangerous ATV on the market. They’re doing this through designing it to have a very low center of gravity which prevents it from rolling.
Introducing the Cyberquad for Kids Electric Mini-ATV
While production of both the Cybertruck and the Cyberquad have been delayed to late 2022, I was excited when Tesla released a scaled-down version of the Cyberquad during Cyber Week.
Although relatively quiet compared to the launch of other Tesla vehicles, the release of the Cyberquad for Kids four-wheel mini-ATV was well-received. Many people were surprised by the launch, myself included.
The Cyberquad for Kids may be far from the size of the Cyberquad ATV previewed in 2019 and 2020, but its design holds true to those of the Cybertruck and the original concept.
Features of the Cyberquad for Kids
The all-electric four-wheel mini-ATV for kids features a full steel body frame with sharp edges for its design. It also sports Tesla’s iconic light strips for its brake lights and headlights, which gives it a similar futuristic feel as the Cybertruck.
The quad bike includes a cushioned seat, adjustable suspension, and rear disc brakes, which are impressive features for a bike designed to be used by kids aged 8 and up.
I also learned that the Cyberquad for Kids was actually the third product produced by American toy company Radio Flyer for Tesla.
What You Need to Know about the Cyberquad for Kids
Because it was designed with kids in mind, the all-electric ATV can carry a maximum passenger weight of 150 pounds or 68 kilograms, so lighter adults like me could also use it.
Powered by a lithium-ion battery that operates at 36 volts, and with 0.288 kilowatt-hours of electrical capacity, the Cyberquad for Kids has a total range of about 15 miles.
It takes up to five hours to fully charge the vehicle if the battery is fully depleted. The quad bike’s battery includes four LED lights that indicate its current battery status.
Speed Settings for Safety
I applaud Tesla for making safety a priority in its design of the Cyberquad for Kids ATV. It only has a top speed of 10 mph and can be controlled using three speed settings which can be selected with the push of a button.
The first setting will limit the electric ATV’s speed to a maximum of 5 mph. The second setting doubles the speed to 10 mph, and can be used by more experienced and confident kids.
The last speed setting is for reversing the vehicle, which is always capped at 5 mph to avoid accidentally backing up too fast.
Current Pricing and Availability
The Cyberquad for Kids mini-ATV is currently only available to order online in the US at a price point of $1,900. However, upon checking the Tesla online shop, it’s currently sold out.
Those who were lucky enough to purchase the vehicle will receive them in two to four weeks.
Tesla emphasizes on their website that there’s no guarantee that they will be delivered in time for the upcoming holiday season.
Future Availability and Overseas Availability
If you are in the US and you’re looking to buy the Cyberquad for Kids, I will advise that you regularly check the company’s online shop. Who knows, Tesla might replenish its stocks before the holidays.
For those living outside the US, there is no official statement from Tesla whether this kid-friendly electric ATV will be available to overseas markets.
Purchasing the Cyberquad for Kids Using the Tesla Shop
In case new stock of the Cyberquad for Kids becomes available, I’ll give you a rundown on how to make a purchase from the online Tesla Shop.
The first step is to select the number of units you’re planning to purchase and then click the “Add to Cart” button. Upon opening the cart, you will see the items you’re purchasing on the left side and the order summary on the right.
If you want to make changes in the quantity or remove an item from your cart, you can do this from this page.
Once you’ve finished adding items to your cart, you may proceed to pay by hitting the Checkout button.
Completing Your Order on the Tesla Shop
You will then be asked to sign in to your Tesla online account or to continue using Guest checkout. If you continue as a guest, you will be asked to provide your complete name and email address.
The next step will be to provide your shipping details and to indicate whether your billing and shipping address are the same. Currently, the mini-ATV can only be shipped to the 48 US continental states.
Complete your order by providing your payment details. The Tesla Shop only accepts Apple Pay, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa payments.
Important Information Regarding Returns and Warranty
The Cyberquad for Kids all-electric mini-ATV comes with a limited one-year warranty period, but it does not cover misuse and improper assembly damages. For warranty claims, you must contact Radio Flyer and submit your claims online.
The item may be returned within 14 days of delivery, but the shipping fee that you paid for it will be non-refundable. You may start the return process by going through the Order History in your Tesla account.
Tesla requires the mini-ATV to be in new, unopened condition in order for it to qualify for a return. If the box has been opened, it’s no longer eligible for return.
For items that do qualify, a restocking fee of 15% will be imposed on returned items.
Order Cancellation and Reselling
According to the Tesla website, they try to ship orders as soon as possible, but if an order has not yet been processed by their distribution center, cancellation is still possible.
To know whether you can still cancel your Cyberquad for Kids order, go to the Order History section of your Tesla account and see if the cancellation option is still available. Select it if your order is still eligible for cancellation.
Tesla strictly forbids the reselling of its products, and the company and its affiliates only sell directly to end-consumers. Your order may be canceled if they determine that there is an intention to resell.
The Bottom Line
Overall, I found the Cyberquad for Kids all-electric mini-ATV to be another great innovation from Tesla in the market for electric vehicles. While the current model is just for kids, the development of similar vehicles may begin with it.
I applaud the efforts that the company put into making sure that the product is safe for children. However, I believe that this ATV will only appeal to a certain demographic, given its high price point for something that only kids will be able to use.