The vehicle comes with a 12-volt battery that has to be charged before the medium is driveninto the rugged outdoors. However, unlike the power wheels that can be charged in 45 minutes, charging the Ford F-150 power wheels can take as much as a full day so it is important to make advance early preparations when you are planning to have your kid drive the vehicle for a reasonable amount of time.
Make sure that you do not let older kids or adults ‘try out’ the electric car or dune buggies, because it is likely that they will damage or even break the dune buggies chassis. This is will cause some stress to your kids so we recommend taking a look at a fidget spinner to calm them down if they get into this situation. Set clear boundaries with family and friends that this is best for younger, lighter people, and that you’ve spent quite a bit of time and money putting it together with your child. You really don’t want to have to explain to your kids why the wheels of their favorite popped out from underneath Uncle Joey’s seat!
* SHIPPING ... Comes in HUGE heavy box. The box was undamaged, but the left motor broke off in transit, and cracked the frame. I decided to repair it myself instead of waiting for replacement parts (or trying to cram it back in the box), & noticed a design flaw - the rear electric motors (rear wheel drive, each wheel has its own motor) are not attached well at all, I believe there's a good chance they will eventually break off. My suggestion, while assembling it, drill a few extra screws into the frame for extra support.
Electric cars are great examples of ride-on toys that are otherwise similar with pedal-powered vehicles, except for the fact that these run on battery power. Nevertheless, these playthings are excellent for helping kids develop their psychomotor skills particularly in terms of their visual motor coordination, balance, and proprioception. Flicking on switches also help enhance dexterity and master their control of fine motor movements.
After comparing a half dozen of these motorized ride-on toys, we discovered they are VERY similar, the main differences being the style (truck, car, tractor, etc). For example, I have complaints about the quality of this Fisher Price Jeep, but in fact it's higher quality than some of the other units we compared (even more expensive ones). So a lot of these comments apply equally to all Fisher Price motorized toys (and even some other brands as well):