Reviewing Popular Electric Cars for Kids

Yulia Aleksandrova

Children electric car is a dream for any kid. Such vehicles have long become a must-have attraction for any playground or leisure park. You can rent them anywhere to enjoy a 5-10 minute ride. But even if you buy a few rides in a row, it won’t be much. The territory of the rental ride-on is also limited to a tiny area. 

Now, if your kid uses their own vehicle, it’s a totally different experience. Both boys and girls will be thrilled about such a purchase. 

The market offers dozens of car models. But how can you make a wise choice? Let’s get this sorted out.

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Types of Children’s Electric Cars

E-cars for kids vary in their specifics:

  • size;
  • capacity;
  • accumulator volume;
  • design;
  • number of seats;
  • other perks.

Nevertheless, the main functional differences depend on the age category:

  1. Age 1-3. In cars for toddlers, speed and carrying capacity are limited. There is always a control console for parents with a signal range of 100-160 feet. Even if the kid drives the car, an adult can always take over the wheel to prevent any dangerous scenario.
  2. Age 4 and up. Electric cars for bigger kids entail full vehicle control, larger sizes, and higher maximum speed. For a child over 3 years old, you might prefer buying a two-seated car, as younger car owners love riding with their friends. In this category, the upper age limit is defined by the size of the e-car, its carrying capacity, and the child’s height and weight.

What To Look For When Choosing a Children’s Electric Car

What should a kids’ vehicle be like? Good-looking and comfy, for sure. But the bottom line is always safety. Although this is a toy car, it’s still a vehicle. The children ride-on safety measures consist of:

  • stability (a car won’t roll over when turning);
  • structure reliability (it won’t fall apart on the go);
  • compliance with age restrictions (height, weight, speed limit, parental control);
  • noticeability (visible from afar: bright-colored design, glowing lights);
  • environmentally-friendly materials.

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Only the products from well-known brands can guarantee fine quality. That’s why it is not recommended to buy no-name e-cars. You can bring your attention to the larger manufacturers of high-grade electric cars: Peg Perego, RIVERTOYS, and Toy Land. These companies offer a wide choice of models within a large network of representatives across Russia.

In any city, you can find a store that sells at least one brand. If there’re no official representatives, you can buy a mini electric car for kids online.

When choosing a vehicle, consider your child’s age. Both a compact car and a larger car to grow into will do it for a little driver. 

Also, take into account if there’s any free storage space available. You can keep tiny models at home, but the bigger ones will not fit in the elevator or the doorway. Therefore, a larger electric car is only worth buying if you have a garage or a stairwell to leave it there.

Electric Cars Review For Ages From 8 Months to 12 Years

Our review includes vehicles that meet different needs. There are tiny models for toddlers and electric cars for big kids that even an adult can ride on; sedans for smooth-road driving and ATVs for an out-of-town experience. All toy cars are copies of real models equipped with a full essential kit of a modern children’s electric car:

  • EVA rubber wheels;
  • LED headlights;
  • seats with eco-leather covers;
  • opening doors;
  • seat belts;
  • horn;
  • dashboard with backlight;
  • recorded music player;
  • USB, AUX, SD inputs;
  • carry handle.

10 Best Electric Cars For Kids

Based on sales, we present to you the most popular kids’ e-cars for different age categories. Despite the different battery capacities, the charging time is 8-10 hours for all the listed models, give or take. The run-time variations are also insignificant: 2-3 hours at medium load. We place this information here so as not to repeat the same data in each product matrix.

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz GLA
Mercedes-Benz GLA

It’s a compact single car. The driver’s seat is adjustable and flexible, so any child from 8 months to 8 years can sit in it comfortably. There are 2 fans in the dashboard (called air conditioners just to sound cooler) to help your kid drive even in the hottest weather.

The music player volume is adjusted with the wheel, unlike other models with a volume button-adjustment. The charging connector is under the lid of the simulated gas tank.

The front wheels are equipped with excellent shock absorbers to ensure a smooth ride. When turning the steering wheel, the front gears are switched off, making it easier to control the vehicle.

The wheels of this model can be removed easily with just one lever push. Put them inside the cabin to make this children electric car even smaller: this way, it fits in the trunk of your vehicle perfectly. For transportation, small rollers are provided under the bumper. The removed wheels are easy to wash. Finally, your kids can drive the car at home.

Mercedes-Benz GLA is the most thoughtful and dynamic e-car among compact models.

Agefrom 8 months to 7 years
Max load77 lb
Seats1
Dimensions48 х 25 х 25 inches
Vehicle weight46.2 lb
Battery power12 V / 7 Ah
Motor power2 х 35W
Drive unitrear-drive
Colorsred, white, blue, black
Max speed4 mph
Engine startingbutton
ManufacturerRIVERTOYS

Porsche Cayman 180 W

This is one of the biggest and fastest cars that kids can ride in as it speeds up to 9 miles per hour. Even an adult or two teenagers can ride on this Porsche Cayman unless their total weight exceeds 220 lbs. Inflatable tubeless wheels are like those of actual vehicles. The steering wheel is adjustable for any height. Separate comfortable seats with individual seat belts. Also, you can download music not only via a USB flash drive or a memory card but also from a phone using a Bluetooth connection.

The battery is under the hood. You can get it out and charge it without bringing the car to a power outlet. The hood lid can be locked open. Also, there is some free space inside for your belongings. 

The mechanical disc brake is complemented with a handbrake, so the car can be safely left on a slope. This vehicle is designed for kids of 4 years and older, so there’s no remote control.

With its bold and chic appearance, this Porsche Cayman is certainly the coolest electric car in the children’s category “ages 5+”.

Age5-15 years old
Max load220 lbs
Seats2
Dimensions68*40*18.5 inches
Vehicle weight128 lbs
Battery power24 V / 7 Ah
Motor power180W
Drive unitrear-drive
Colorswhite, black, yellow, red
Max speed9.6 mph
Engine startingkey
ManufacturerRIVERTOYS

Porsche Cayman 12V

A lighter version of the previous Porsche Cayman, this 12V mini electric car for kids is just as big and visually striking. However, its battery power and maximum speed are twice as less. The maximum load is different: it can only handle 130 lbs. Finally, the cost is also lower. In total, this is a great battery-operating children’s electric car for ages 3 to 10.

Age3-10 years old
Max load130 lbs
Seats2
Dimensions68*40*18.5 inches
Vehicle weight77 lbs
Battery power12 V / 10 Ah
Motor power2 х 45W
Drive unitrear-drive
Colorswhite, black, yellow, red
Max speed4 mph
Engine startingkey
ManufacturerRIVERTOYS

Mercedes Benz Maybach G650 AMG Landaulet

This is a large all-wheel-drive SUV with high passing ability. Ground clearance of 10 inches allows your children to have a smooth ride even on a country road. Soft rubber wheels don’t make too much noise on the pavement and do not slide on grass.

The two-seated cabin has an adjustable driver’s seat. Also, parents can drive this children’s electric car using the remote control. So when you buy a Mercedes Benz Maybach G650 for your toddler to grow into, don’t worry if the young driver will be able to reach the pedals. 

The car has a large spacious trunk. If you’re planning a long walk, you can safely put your things and toys in there.

Age1 – 8 years old
Max load110 lbs
Seats2 — for kids age 1 to 5,
1 — for kids age 5 to 8
Dimensions56 х 39 х 25.5
Vehicle weight87 lbs
Battery power12 V / 7 Ah x 2
Motor power4x35W
Drive unitall-wheel drive
Colorswhite, burgundy, blue, black metallic
Max speed4 mph
Engine startingbutton
ManufacturerToy Land

Buggy XMX603

The next electronic SUV, Buggy might be the most original of them all; it’s the only model in our list that doesn’t imitate the design of a particular vehicle. Still, it doesn’t look like a kids’ toy. Large wheels, high clearance, and all-wheel drive make the car very passable. This children electric car is equipped with strong shock absorbers and adjustable rears. Combined seats are secured with a shared seat belt. You can switch the gears with the gear lever.

Age1 kid of 1-8 years, 

2 kids of 1-5 years

Max load110 lbs
Seats2
Dimensions127x81x80
Vehicle weight60 lbs
Battery power12 V / 7 Ah
Motor power4×45W
Drive unitfull drive
Colorsblack and white, red, blue, green, pink
Max speed4 mph
Engine startingkey
ManufacturerToy Land

Mercedes Benz G63 6×6

This powerful double G-Wagen with six wheels has got a reinforced metal frame and a plastic body. Its high doors protect the driver and passenger very well.

In rough terrain, it glides like a tank. There’s everything you need for an extreme trip:

  • highly stable base;
  • four-wheel drive;
  • large protectors;
  • spring shock on each wheel.

Under the hood, there are 2 removable batteries that can be charged separately. The back has a roomy trunk that transforms into an additional passenger seat if you fold it down. Frames on the sides can be used as handrails.

Age1 kid of 1-8 years,

2 kids of 1-5 years

Max load132 lbs
Seats2
Dimensions59 x 33.7 x 28 inches
Vehicle weight82 lbs
Battery power12 V / 7 Ah х 2
Motor power4x45W
Drive unitall-wheel-drive
Colorswhite, black, red (gloss or metallic)
Max speed4 mph
Engine startingbutton
ManufacturerRIVERTOYS

Lexus LX 570

This is a beautiful and reliable luxury electric car great for an off-road experience. The frame is made of metal, and the plastic body has a UV-protective coating. Wide wheels with powerful treads provide great stability on the road.

Inside, there’s a double seat with a perforated eco-leather. A five-point seat belt is used for both passengers.

The battery is easily removed for charging. Gearboxes are built into the wheels. When preparing for a smooth ride, the front-wheel-drive can be disabled as it makes the battery last longer.

Age1 kid of 1 – 8 years, 2 kids of 1 – 5 years
Max load110 lbs
Seats2
Dimensions56 х 29 х 18.8 inches
Vehicle weight66 lbs
Battery power2х12 V / 7 Ah
Motor power4 x 35W
Drive unitall-wheel-drive
Colorswhite, black, red, blue, grey metallic
Max speed7
Engine startingkey
ManufacturerToy Land

BMW 6 GT

This elegant single-seat sedan is the most compact and lightweight children electric car in our review. With a weight of 30 lbs and length of 40 inches, BMW 6 GT will fit in the trunk, elevator, or apartment without much ado.

Despite the small size and weight, the car has all the standard functions. Additionally, it is equipped with side mirrors. All in all, this is a perfect city or home option for novice drivers.

Age8 months – 5 years
Max load66 lbs
Seats1
Dimensions41 × 25 × 20 inches
Vehicle weight30 lbs
Battery power2×6 V / 4,5 Ah
Motor power2×35W
Drive unitrear-drive
Colorswhite, black, red, blue, grey metallic
Max speed3 mph
Engine startingbutton
ManufacturerToy Land

Porsche Sport QLS 8988

This compact and stylish-looking children electric car is designed for a kid up to 8 years old. In terms of weight and dimensions, it is only slightly superior to the BMW 6 GT.

The soft leather seat is equipped with a reliable five-point belt. This doll has 2 unique options that are extremely rare in such cars:

  1. You can turn off backlights to save battery.
  2. There are 4 gears: 2 forward and 2 reverse (for comparison: all other models have only 2-3).

This is a very stylish, high-quality car. It is easy to carry around, and your kids can play with it at home.

Age1-8 years
Max load77 lbs
Seats1
Dimensions44 х 24 х 19 inches
Vehicle weight32 lbs
Battery power12 V / 7 Ah
Motor power2×35W
Drive unitrear-drive
Colorswhite, red, blue, black
Max speed4 mph
Engine startingbutton
ManufacturerToy Land

Ford Ranger VIP 2017 4×4

A comfortable middle-sized all-wheel-drive SUV will suit the children from 8 months to 8 years old. Wide tires and high clearance guarantee a good passability. Ford Ranger can drive on sand and even light snow quite well. 

This children’s electric car is equipped with two capacious luggage racks, a wide seat with headrests, and a single lap belt.

Ford Ranger draws attention from afar due to its stylish design, bright metallic coating, and additional lights on the frame. This is one of the best electric cars for kids and young rangers.

Age1 kid of 3 – 8 years, 2 kids of 3-4 years
Max load110 lbs
Seats2
Dimensions55 х 32 х 32 inches
Vehicle weight57 lbs
Battery power12 V / 10 Ah
Motor power4*45W
Drive unitall-wheel drive
Colorswhite, red, blue, black, orange
Max speed5.5 mph
Engine startingkey
ManufacturerToy Land

This is the last model in our review. Nevertheless, if you are looking for new information on the best electric cars for kids, you’re welcome to search for it on our website. And if you are also an adult e-cars enthusiast, subscribe to our Telegram channel.

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