Children always like to imitate adults. Whether it is a good habit or a bad habit, children will just follow the adult. In this way, when children see their parents driving, they too want to drive. With the production of ride on cars this fascination of the children became a reality. In the beginning ride on cars were high priced and some of the ride on cars were as expensive as buying an actual motor-cycle. Now, with the commercial production of ride on cars by many toy companies it had become affordable to most parents. A ride on car is considered not an ordinary toy. In the opinion of most people, a ride on car is an educational toy which teaches a child the basic points of controlling and maneuvering a car just as an adult would do.
Ride on cars come in several forms. The earliest form of ride on cars was manual peddling. The first production was wooden ride on cars for children under five years of age. These wooden ride-on cars for children were heavy and bulky. This was followed by ride on mini cars that were made out of metal. These ride-on mini cars made of metal was dangerous as the metal rusted and children got bruised by the sharper edges. Now, with the introduction of electric powered ride on cars made out of fibre or plastic it has given this toy a lot of sophistication. The electric-powered ride on cars made by toy companies are replicas of big cars. They come with various controls that allow the child to learn to control the electric ride on cars intelligently. Children also use it carefully so as not to knock them to damage the electric powered ride on cars. When kids ride on cars they observe carefully what the adult does so that he or she may be able to follow that in their own ride on electric cars.
Some of the features of the electric powered ride on cars include travels at speeds ranging from three to six kilometers per hour with a load capacity up to forty kilograms. This means a child up to the age of twelve can use an electric ride on car. The motor of an electric ride on car is 18 Watts with a rechargeable battery of six volts. It weights around twenty to twenty five Kilograms.
The ride-on cars come with several names like Children’s ride on cars that can carry children up to five years of age. There are electric ride on cars named pussy cat cars that resemble the shape of a cat. There are also ride-on jeeps just like the bigger versions. These can accommodate two children each weighing twenty kilograms. There is also go-kart like kids ride on cars resembling the go-karts.
The most recent electric kids ride on car introduced to the market is the 1:4 scale Benz. It has forward, backward, right and left turn functions. It has a twelve volts rechargeable battery and resembles the original Benz car in all details.