Costing a mere fraction of a Nissan Leaf, a lightweight electric car that reaches its top speed in seconds with comfortable seating for two is now taking pre-orders.
Future drivers need to be of smaller stature and under 130 pounds, but in exchange, they get a 12-volt EV with easy recharging at home, with no smelly engine – or pedals to pedal, as was the case for children from former generations.
Seriously, “Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder” from Radio Flyer, which also sells a cool little Model S replica, promises “realistic details” along with a top forward speed with the switch of a gear shifter of 5 mph, and reverse speed of 2 mph.
The $499 sub-70-pound craft is modeled after the “sand-pocked and sun-faded” X-34 from Star Wars: A New Hope. An interactive dashboard has lights and real movie sounds.
A widespread dealer network is also in place – Toys R Us.
Creative children’s imagination not included.
A version of this story originally appeared on HybridCars.com