How to choose the best electric car for your child
Wanting to give your child a gift that will give you maximum pleasure and will be remembered for a lifetime, most often friends, parents or other close people decide to buy a children’s electric car. Getting a gift of such a surprise, children are delighted, and a beautiful and fancy car with a set of interactive functions, running on battery power, becomes their favorite toy for several years.
When to give your child the first electric car
According to the manufacturers, they produce models of children’s electric vehicles designed for different age categories. In the model range of most well-known manufacturers, there are electric cars designed for driving one or two children, aged 1 year or more. Therefore, if parents have a sufficient budget, they can please the child with a fantastic toy already in the second year, after his birth.
This gift has several positive aspects at once:
- having your own electric car, the child will feel more grown-up;
- many features allow you to not only ride, but also come up with a variety of games involving the vehicle;
- a toy with an electric motor develops a sense of balance (when buying an electric motorcycle), coordination of movements;
- the child develops a sense of responsibility, especially when riding with friends;
- while driving, parents can playfully introduce the child to the rules of the road, as well as teach primary driving skills;
- kids who have problems communicating with their peers will be able to attract the attention of other children, increase communication skills, add self-confidence, make new acquaintances and, perhaps, find a best friend for life;
- in comparison with the amount of money that parents give to owners of children’s car rentals, buying a children’s electric car will cost quite inexpensive.
Of course, not everyone is able to buy a children’s electric car, so making such a gift to your child, you need to explain that the toy is not a reason to be arrogant and behave arrogantly.
When choosing a car should be based on the following rules:
one 6 V battery is enough for the smallest ones;
for children from 3 to 7 years of age, choose a car with one 12-volt battery or two 6-volt batteries;
a child between the ages of 8 and 10 wants to ride longer and faster, which can be provided by 24 V batteries.
It is recommended to choose a child’s electric car based on the age of the child. Young children require enhanced care and increased security, and adults want a powerful and fast electric car, which should be considered before buying.
Most often, at this age, they buy a wheelchair with a built-in battery. The small driver is positioned on top and controls the vehicle using the steering wheel and pedals. While driving, its actions are controlled by an adult using a remote control connected via radio or Bluetooth.
An electric car for the smallest has a single engine that transmits thrust only to the front or rear axle. This car starts smoothly, has a speed limiter (up to 2 km / h). Smooth braking occurs when the child releases the gas pedal. The car has a light weight (up to 10 kg), compact dimensions (height up to 50 cm) and is designed to fit one or two children with a total weight of no more than 20 kg.
Manufacturers install a fairly simple electric package that is sufficient for children of this age: glowing lights, a signal, and a system to simulate the sound of the engine.
From 3 to 7 years
At this age, you can buy a battery-powered electric car not only on four, but also on three or even two wheels. Most models of this age segment can accelerate to a speed of 4-7 km / h, have a horn, led lighting, built-in radio and the ability to move not only forward, but also backward.
In electric vehicles, stylized as a Quad bike or motorcycle, instead of the gas pedal, the accelerator handle is provided, placed on the steering wheel, as in a real motorcycle. Children’s battery cars for children from 3 to 7 years are able to take on Board a child weighing up to 30 kg.
From 8 to 10 years
Kids at this age consider themselves adults and want to imitate them in everything. Therefore, children’s electric cars for children from 8 to 10 years old are most stylized for adults. Some manufacturers sign license agreements with such well-known brands as BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Hummer, Jeep, Lamborghini, Maserati, Nissan, Porsche, Range Rover and others to achieve realism. This agreement allows you to produce exact copies of real models that match not only the design, but also the speed characteristics. The development of new modifications is carried out under the supervision of designers and engineers of auto giants, which allows us to offer high-quality products. A child who dreams of a real BMW or Jeep will be delighted if they are given an exact copy of a real car.
Driving such a car already requires primary skills, some vehicles are equipped with a multi-stage transmission that allows you to adjust the power, which allows you to change the dynamics of acceleration, ride on rough terrain and force obstacles and gradients. The cabin has a dashboard, a radio, two pedals (gas and brake). Depending on the model, it can be installed from one to four electric motors that transmit torque to two or 4 wheels.
This car is reliable and powerful, it can ride children weighing up to 50 kg.
What you should pay attention to before buying a car with an electric motor
The choice of children’s electric vehicles should be taken seriously. The wrong choice of model, color and technical characteristics can cause inconvenience to both the baby and parents, which will not allow to achieve the planned positive effect of the gift.
Dimensions and load capacity
Load-bearing structure and rigidity are important parameters that affect not only the safety of the baby, but also the load capacity and overall service life. The body frame takes on all types of loads, both static (weight of parts, weight of the child) and dynamic (contact with obstacles, sudden landing in the cabin).
When buying a children’s electric car, you should pay attention not only to the dimensions of the body, interior, as well as the load capacity declared by the manufacturer, but also to the material from which the frame is made. The presence of an all-metal frame on which the shock-resistant body is fixed is the best option. This car is able to protect the child in case of a mini-accident, and will last for many years, and can be given to friends or acquaintances when the child grows out of it.
The battery capacity and the features of its installation
Depending on the age category, load capacity, size, power of the electric motor and built-in additional options, the car consumes different amounts of energy. In an effort to make the electric car as Autonomous as possible, manufacturers install two types of batteries: integrated and removable. According to experts, it is considered optimal when the machine is able to function in active mode for 60-90 minutes, and the charge time does not exceed 8 hours. The advantage of a removable battery is the ability to significantly increase the ride time by purchasing additional batteries. This solution will be optimal for families where several children are growing up or if an electric car is purchased for kindergarten or rental.
The quality of the housing
As a rule, the more expensive the children’s car, the better the materials from which the body elements are made and the interior is finished. Luxury cars are made of impact-resistant plastic, painted with automotive paint, covered with several layers of varnish, which makes the electric car as similar as possible to a real vehicle. The interior of a premium car can be finished with genuine leather, and the quality of the finish will be the envy of many owners of adult domestic cars.
The size of the gap between the bottom of an electric vehicle and the road surface directly affects a number of characteristics:
high ground clearance, as in jeeps, allows you to ride on rough terrain, forcing pits and fords;
low lumen can boast of sports models.
Due to the small clearance, the downforce increases, which has a positive effect on the car’s handling at high speeds.
Taking into account the condition of pedestrian paths located in courtyards and parks (places where children often ride), high ground clearance is an additional protection of the bottom and protruding parts from mechanical damage.
Availability of seat belts
Despite the fact that the children’s electric car passes the procedure of mandatory certification in the state control bodies, it is a means of increased danger. To protect the child as much as possible, it is recommended to buy a car with built-in five-point seat belts that securely fix the driver and passenger in an ergonomic seat. If you get into an accident, the child will not fly out of the car, and will remain intact or receive minimal damage.
Children’s electric car with remote control allows you to have fun not only for children, but also for adults. Every adult is a child at heart and dreams of their own radio-controlled car. By purchasing a children’s electric car, they will be able to play with the child, while controlling its route and speed of the trip. This option is particularly relevant in electric vehicles for children under 3 years of age. At this age, kids do not always know how to drive a vehicle on their own and they need invisible help. Your child will feel confident behind the wheel of the car, even if he does not quite know how to drive it. As a rule, manufacturers offer models with two types of consoles:
on radio control;
The shock absorption system
As a rule, children’s electric cars are designed for riding on a smooth and flat surface, so they are not equipped with wheel shock absorbers. The depreciation system is often installed on teenage models or premium battery cars (most often on SUVs). The presence of shock absorbers allows you to ride comfortably on sand, gravel and stones, which is important for country villages and country houses.
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