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Honey, I Shrunk the Car! Meet Hyundai’s Kid-Friendly EV

Hyundai wants to get kids interested in cars. Earlier this year the company announced a cool soapbox car that families can build themselves, and now Hyundai has taken the wraps off a kid-sized electric vehicle. The miniature EV’s styling is based on the Hyundai 45 concepts, a show car that pays homage to the Hyundai Pony.

Hyundai presented the 45 concept at the 2019 Frankfurt show. The new, miniaturized 45 is painted in Hyundai’s now-signature performance blue hue, which is complemented by orange accents. It relies on two DC motors for power, which afford this single-seater a top speed of around 4.5 mph.

How far the little EV will travel on a full charge remains a mystery. That said, in a nod to the film Monsters, Inc., Hyundai noted the “driver’s laughter is believed to fuel the vehicle to travel further based on its Emotion Adaptive Vehicle Control (EAVC) technology.”

The car also features eco-friendly materials, such as body panels made from wood instead of plastic. Hyundai has yet to announce pricing or availability of its tot-friendly model. Nevertheless, we’d guess those with the means to afford one will be able to have this little Hyundai wrapped and ready to roll in time for the holidays.

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