The PlasmaCar is probably one of the coolest ride-on vehicles we’ve ever owned. I originally wrote this review after we received a sample back in 2011 (yes, before I learned to take good pictures). It’s now 2016 and my son STILL rides around in the cul-de-sac on his PlasmaCar. Not only has the vehicle held up great after all these years, but it still looks practically new. Since it supports up to 220 pounds, I have a feeling he’ll be riding around on it for more years to come!

PlasmaCar reviewThe Original PlasmaCar Review

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The award-winning PlasmaCar is one of the top selling ride-on play vehicles in the world. When Jacob and I received one for review, and he couldn’t wait to try it out. I put it together while he was at school, and the hardest part of assembly was finding a rubber mallet somewhere in my house, or a piece of wood that would allow us to use a regular hammer. After that was taken care of, it took about ten minutes to get it all together.

Once it was together, we took it down to the bottom of our driveway where we have a relatively flat, paved cul-de-sac. It took Jake a minute to figure out how to get going, as I think he was looking for pedals, but once he knew what he was doing he had a great time. The car is propelled strictly by kid power, just turn your body to get it going. Once it’s moving, it can reach speeds of up to 6 miles per hour, which is pretty fast for a kid!

Jacob having a blast riding his PlasmaCar!

PlasmaCar Thrills Kids of All Ages for Years to Come


Jake played on it for a good half hour that first day, and many times since. Even my mom got on it once to show Jake how to do it (I wish I had a picture of that!). I love that, unlike many riding toys, Jake can use this one for years to come because he won’t outgrow it.  It’s also really cool looking, like a space-age design. Overall, we were quite impressed with the PlasmaCar!

The PlasmaCar now comes in a whole bunch of fun colors. The original red PlasmaCar retails for around $46 on Amazon, the other colors are a bit more.