Tesla Unveiled the Cyberquad for Kids in China, and It Sold Out in Hours

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Tesla launched the Cyberquad for kids in the US in December 2021, but its fame was short-lived. Less than a year later, the toy ATV was withdrawn from the market for safety reasons. Now, Tesla launched the Cyberquad for kids in China, hoping for a better outcome.
When Tesla introduced the Cybertruck in 2019, it also showed a bizarrely-looking ATV. The Cyberquad was an intriguing addition to the Tesla lineup, considering that Elon Musk is a safety absolutist. Almost two years later, Elon Musk vowed to build the safest ATV by making it "really hard to roll.". Needless to say, the Cyberquad had a worse fate than its bigger brother, the Cybertruck, as no one ever heard anything about it.

Instead, Tesla launched a toy replica in the US, dubbed Cyberquad for kids. It had the same design, but its size and performance were adapted to suit little humans. At $1,900, it was not exactly cheap, but it sold 5,000 copies in less than a year before being withdrawn from the market last October. Ironically for a piece of kit that was supposed to be the safest ATV in existence, safety concerns caused its demise. Since then, Tesla hasn't tried to address these concerns, so the Cyberquad for kids was essentially dead.

At least in the US, because Tesla is making another try in China. The Cyberquad for kids launched on July 14 in the Chinese Tesla Shop for 11,990 yuan (about $1,680). The anticipation was high, considering the talks on local social media networks. It wasn't surprising that, a few hours after sales started at 10 AM local time, the kiddie version of the Cyberquad was already sold out.

The Chinese version looks identical to the one sold in the US, which makes sense because it is produced by the same company in China. It has different specifications, though. The range is lower, at 13 km (8 miles), compared to the 15 miles (24 km) of the US version. The Li-ion battery has a 188 Wh capacity, enough for about one hour and a half of fun, according to the specifications listed in the Tesla Shop.

The toy ATV is designed for children 8-12 years old and supports a maximum load of 50 kg. It can be set up to cruise at either 4 kph (2.5 mph) or 8 kph, which should be safe enough for anyone. The maximum power of the electric motor is 350 watts, similar to an electric scooter. It's pretty heavy, though, at 48.5 kg (106 lbs.), so it's better to be on top of it than underneath.

Hopefully, the Cyberquad will be more successful in China than it was in the US. According to people familiar with China's regulations, the Cyberquad for kids should be road-legal there, although the limited speed would make it a dangerous obstacle on the road.
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About the author: Cristian Agatie
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After his childhood dream of becoming a "tractor operator" didn't pan out, Cristian turned to journalism, first in print and later moving to online media. His top interests are electric vehicles and new energy solutions.
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