Electric Kids Cars Guide
Welcome to KidStance! We offer the best ride-on electric cars for kids of all ages. Our ride-on cars are top of the line and not to be compared to the economy models you’ll find online or in stores – Our toys are comfortable, high-quality, and designed with luxury and performance in mind. What’s the KidStance difference? Read on to find out!
What is an Electric Ride-On Car?
- Electric ride-on cars are toy vehicles designed to be safe, comfortable, and fun for children. They ride on plastic, EVA, or rubber tires and are driven by electric motors that are powered by onboard batteries. KidStance offers many electric ride-on cars that are licensed reproductions of real trucks, SUVs and sports cars.
- Electric ride-on cars, depending on the power of their motors and the capacity of their batteries, can drive up to 12 MPH, travel over pavement, dirt or gravel, and carry up to two child riders per vehicle. Check the specifications on the car you’re interested in purchasing to see what it’s capable of!
The KidStance Difference
- What makes KidStance stand out from the rest? KidStance offers the highest-quality electric ride-on cars available on the market, many featuring upgrades such as leather seats, larger batteries, DURABLE PLASTIC MOLDINGS, and more powerful motors than the competition’s cars. Furthermore, almost all of our cars are licensed reproductions of real performance vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz SL550 and the McLaren 720S. KidStance’s cars are made with higher-quality materials, while also offering affordable prices and great customer service.
- KidStance is also the leader in customizing your kid’s new ride-on car, offering further performance and aesthetic upgrades to make it truly unique. Please contact us with questions about our ride-on car customs.
Age and Weight Guide
- There are some general guidelines to follow when picking your kid’s new ride. Of course, not every ride-on toy car is designed for every kid and it’s important to consider their age, height, and weight while making your decision. There are 4 age groups that ride-on toy cars are rated for, but these are just guidelines; please think about your kid’s unique needs before making your choice.
- Infant – 2 Years: Very young children can safely ride in our smaller toy cars since all of KidStance’s vehicles for smaller kids include a parental remote control and a low-speed setting. You can drive for your kid while they’re still developing their hand-eye coordination and let them take the wheel when their ready.
- 2 – 4 Years: Kids in this age group are able to ride or drive in a larger variety of our vehicles and can handle cars that go up to 6 MPH. We would recommend cars that include multiple speeds and MP3 entertainment features for kids this age. It’s also worth considering your kid’s own tastes, as they often develop an affinity for cars or trucks at this age.
- 5 – 7 Years: Cars for this age range are also good for larger younger children. These toy are similar to those in the 2-4 year range, but trend towards larger models with more features. Older kids in this segment may also be interested in less “toy-like” ride-on cars, such as our Drift Kart model.
- 8 – 13 Years: Kids this age are likely too large and mature to enjoy traditional ride-on toys, but they may not be ready for more powerful vehicles like go-karts or ATVs. We sell intermediate ride-on toys that offer more sporty, powerful riding experiences, like our Drift Kart and our S911 Spyder XL.
- Please consult the manual that comes with your new ride-on car toy before charging it or allowing your child to ride on it. The manual for your new toy contains important information about safely charging and riding it.
Batteries, Electric Motors, Charging your Ride-on Toy Car
- Electric ride-on toy cars are driven by electric motors that are powered by batteries. 6 volt or 12 volt batteries and motors are the types most commonly found in KidStance’s cars, but we also sell toys with 24v batteries that prolong their driving times. The size of the battery and the motor determine how fast the car can go and how long it can be driven before needing to be recharged. Below are the average top speeds of each type:
- 6v cars: 2-4 MPH
- 12v cars: 4-6 MPH
- 24v cars: 6-10 MPH
- Another important point to consider is whether your ride-on toy car’s batteries are wired in parallel or in series.
- Parallel: Parallel batteries are wired “side-by-side”, so each battery feeds the same motor at the same time, increasing the amp-hour capacity of the batteries. A car with two 6v batteries wired in parallel can power a 6v motor for longer than a car with a single 6v battery.
- Series: A more complex wiring scheme that allows for multiple batteries to increase the overall voltage of the system without increasing its capacity. Using a series circuit, four 6v batteries could power a 24v motor. Although series circuits are more powerful, they must be managed more carefully, as using different battery voltages or charging them incorrectly can damage the batteries and render them inoperable.
- Ride-on on toy cars are very safe when operated properly, but it is not a bad idea to give your child extra safety equipment. If you are interested in doing so, KidStance recommends outfitting your child with a properly-fitted bicycle helmet, as well as elbow and knee pads. These can be purchased at major sporting goods retailers or online.
Tires Types: Plastic, EVA Foam, and Rubber
Electric ride-on cars come with a variety of different tires on their wheels. We’ve compiled a short guide below to help you discern the differences and make the right call when choosing your kid’s future ride: