One of the coolest things about all the weird electric cars we found on Alibaba is that a lot of them look like they come from something you wouldn’t expect to see on the street. Ride a tiger-shaped bus or a house on wheels. You might also get things that aren’t technically vehicles but shouldn’t be near a real road. I hope to do just that by getting one of these electric bumper cars for cruising the streets of my neighborhood.
Welcome to this week’s amazingly bizarre Alibaba electric car, bumper car edition!
Here’s the problem – when I was a kid, bumper cars had giant sticks out. I had to run around the creepy cheese grater floor while a metal clothesline with a tin foil shoehorn set off arc sparks overhead.
A classic kids ride.
But young people these days will never know the thrill of amusement park rides.
That’s because a new breed of bumper cars is hitting sad, depleted, cash-strapped amusement parks that are barely holding on. It may not hiss or crackle like the model, but it does have one redeeming quality: it can drive anywhere.
You can run as long as you want without being trapped in the Thunderdome of a designated electric bumper car. Or at least as long as the battery lasts.
The bumper car uses a 48V system combined with a 500W motor. That means it’s about as powerful as your average e-bike, which can reach 20 miles per hour (32 km/h).
Unfortunately, these methods rarely result in a third of that speed. But do you know what happens when you slow it down? Torque should spike. I mean, these suckers could probably moonlight as plane tractors.
Sure, you won’t be able to move quickly with a top speed of 6 mph (10 km/h), but you’ll definitely arrive in style.
You’ve probably already lost the race to be the first in town in your fancy new F150 Lightning or Rivian. Would you like to become a different type of first?
It doesn’t cost much.What if I told you cool I could put you in this bad boy $1500? *slap the hood*
That is correct. For $1,500, a battery-powered bumper can make him the proud new owner of the car.
That’s not all. If the low-budget marketing video below is any indication, the bumper car also comes with a pile of firewood as an “accessory.”
And don’t let the list of awesome features begin.
The Battery Bumper Car features “leather” seats, an anti-skid steering wheel, LED lighting, speakers that can play MP3 mixes from an SD card, and an impact-resistant body.
Plus, it can rotate 360 degrees, making parking very easy.Also, if you ever accidentally kiss another car while slipping into your spot, you can just shrug the owner and point to your car. was it bumper vehicle.
As much as I want to get a few of these and turn my parking lot into a kid’s birthday party, I think I’ll take a break from the weird Alibaba orders for now.
I still have to unbox the motorized boat, but I’m not sure if there’s room for a dozen bumper cars. But if so, I’d love to hear all about it!
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