Tesla’s new battery-electric kid cars are all out of stock ahead of the holidays, the website shows Friday after a quiet Thursday launch.
The Cyberquad, a four-wheel ATV modeled off the company’s Cybertruck design, has a weight capacity of 150 pounds and is recommended for kids who are at least 8.
It comes equipped with a lithium-ion battery that has an estimated range of 15+ miles on a full charge, which can last five hours. And while the Cyberquad can run at 10 mph, parents who find that to be too speedy can set it to go a maximum of 5 mph.
The sleek design features a full steel frame, LED light bars, and fully adjustable suspension at the cost of $1,900. That makes it by far the cheapest Tesla vehicle for sale.
Shipping won’t start for another 2 -4 weeks for those who snagged a Cyberquad, and Tesla has said orders aren’t guaranteed to arrive before Christmas celebrations.
Meanwhile, the status of the actual Cybertruck is unclear. While Giga Texas—the factory in southeast Travis County that serves as the company’s new headquarters—will eventually produce Cybertrucks, a Q3 report had the status as simply “in development.”
CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Friday to defend the production timeline, saying it will be rolled out to external beta in the coming days if no significant issues are found during the internal release.
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With major entertainment events slated for October, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up for a busy month.
Artists and music lovers are set to pack into Zilker Park for The Austin City Limits Music Festival in the coming two weekends. Following that, Formula One will bring racing fans to the Circuit of the Americas.
For those two events, the airport is anticipating high passenger days with 30,000 or more people departing flights.
ABIA recommends arriving at least two and a half hours in advance for domestic flights on those days. For ACL, it's expected on both Sundays of the festival along with the Monday and Tuesday after. The F1-driven high passenger days are expected on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 23-26.
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F1, especially, could draw in loads of travelers as the three-day event saw 400,000 attendees last year. ABIA warns that highways leading to the airport may see even higher traffic than usual around the event and that travelers should plan their route accordingly.
Bailey Grimmett, a spokesperson for ABIA, said travel numbers come in 24 hours in advance. So, it's hard to predict if the airport will see travel volumes at the same levels that have happened around previous F1 races or if it'll top ACL's flight traffic.
Still, she says historical knowledge points to a chance for it.
“We've had that Monday after F1 break the record for single busiest in airport history," Grimmett said. "So context clues I would say yes, but I can't confirm that. But the historical background points to that."
In anticipation of the high volume of flyers, the airport received additional TSA officers for security screening through the end of October. To prepare even further, the Department of Aviation and partners hosted a job showcase and hiring fair to address the continued labor shortage the airport has experienced.
Relief from hectic travel days is on the horizon with November likely to see a slowdown.
"I don't anticipate it will be as busy as October just because we don't have as many events going on," Grimmett said. "Thanksgiving is kind of our primary holiday that we see a lot of passengers coming in and out of the airport."