With showstopping electric ride-on vehicles like the Disney Cars Lightning McQueen Car in our stores, it comes as no surprise that kids are going absolutely gaga for these things.
The beauty of electric, rechargeable ride-on vehicles is that kids can actually accelerate, brake, steer and drive themselves around, just like adults do - but a whole lot slower, don't worry!
Thinking of getting one for your little hooner? Here are some points that will help you choose the ultimate electric ride-on for your child.
What are the most popular electric ride-on cars in Australia?
With the HUGE success of Disney Cars 3 in 2017, the Lightning McQueen Electric Ride-On ($249) (above) is still right up there are a big favourite among Aussie kids.
Also hot property are the Electric Bulldozer ($179) (above) and the 12V Electric Digger With Roof ($249) (below) which were released last year also. There is also now a roofless version of the digger as well.
The Ford Ranger-Inspired Truck ($313.95) (below) is also at the top of many-a-kid's wish list.
What is the best age for electric ride-ons?
Most electric ride-on vehicles for kids in Australia are recommended for ages three and above. Kids need to be able to coordinate accelerating and steering, and be comfortable with the the sound. (Some can be noisy.)
Ages three to six seem to be the most popular age for these ride-ons; beyond that, kids can become too big to enjoy them.
How are electric ride-on cars charged?
These cars have a very simple operation, and most come with a rechargeable battery. Much like charging an iPad or phone, you simply plug the charger into a standard Australian power point to top up the vehicle's charge.
Once charged, you will usually get several hours of use out of the vehicle.
Where can I buy kids' electric ride-on cars in Australia?
Kids' electric ride-on vehicles inspired by real cars:
Some of the most coveted electric ride-on toys out there are inspired by real cars, and some are even officially licensed products of car manufacturers. Check them out:Mercedes Pink Kids' Electric Ride-On Car $308.95
Mercedes GLC55 Kids' Electric Ride-On Car $159
Has your child got an electric ride-on car? Let us know what you think in the comments!