The PlasmaCar Is Sleekly Designed Twist Car That Actually Works
Last Updated on April 10, 2020 by Cassie Lyons
Looking like something from the space age, the PlasmaCar is a sleekly designed, people-powered vehicle using the physics concepts of centrifugal force and gravity to provide the motion. With no batteries to recharge and no pedals to propel the car, it is an award-winning marvel of engineering. The car is powered by simply turning the wheel creating forward motion. To slow the car, simply stop turning the wheel. Just put your feet down to make it stop. The PlasmaCar is very simple to put together and comes in a variety of great colors and can support up to 220 pounds so adults can take a whirl also.
Although the design is enticing, several reviewers were disappointed that the car requires a perfectly smooth and flat surface to operate at more than a snail’s pace. Children become frustrated at the slow pace on a level sidewalk. The perfect surface for achieving some speed is a smooth concrete garage floor or wood gymnasium floor, but kids want to enjoy riding on the sidewalk or driveway.
A significant number of reviewers reported that the car is not well constructed and there were problems with wheels and other parts not staying in place. The car also cannot be left outside in wet weather or metal parts may rust making it inoperable. One reviewer pointed out that the instructions state that it can damage wood floors, a surface where the car operates well.
No gears, batteries or pedals. Just steer and away you go. Great exercise inside or outdoors. Engineered to be absolutely safe when used appropriately. Plasmacar ride on vehicle is adult-friendly, too. The only sound you’ll hear is the sound of its wheels.
There are problems with wheels and other parts not staying in place. Ride on toy car cannot be left outside in wet weather or metal parts may rust making it inoperable.
So What’s The Scoop?
Besides the shortcomings, overall owner feedback is that this Plasmacar is just plain fun for the kids.