Moving on, let us consider the plethora of games that Tesla offers. Its Tesla Arcade function is awash with beeping, flashing, shrieking entertainments with eye watering graphics, and the games themselves come under the heading of ‘too numerous to mention.’
Many feature an avatar of the Tesla the gamers are sitting in as part of the action, and the games can be linked with smart phones or be worked by gaming consoles. Some games are aimed at adult as well as their offspring. Tesla drivers suffering from arrested development can park up and play Beach Buggy Racing 2, using their steering wheels and brakes to control a computer generated Tesla as it thrashes through a primary coloured world.
The Model 3 has a conventional boot, which means it’s less practical overall for carrying child-related gubbins from giant multipacks of nappies to folding pushchairs. With 854 litres of space behind the rear seats, and 2,158 litres when they’re folded, this isn’t a problem with its sort of sports utility Model Y range mate. The rear passenger area is ballroom sized too, and posting a writhing toddler through one of the large rear side doors will be relatively painless unless a tiny fist connects with your head.
A 315 mile range is another plus, ditto Tesla’s Supercharger charging stations that will give you 162 miles of juice in fifteen minutes.
Finally, an honourable mention is needed for a Tesla comedy feature that will appeal to children of all ages. A built in fart noise.
Which brings us to a pressing question: Do goldfish break wind and if they do, does this produce bubbles in fish tanks? This is something Honda is unlikely to answer, but it might get close, because one of the functions of the full width, multi-screen digital dash of its electric baby five door, the e, is an aquarium mode with a selection of backgrounds and fish. The car’s cameras for door mirrors feature is likely to attract younger passengers, and it comes with a plethora of power sockets that make the car gaming-friendly.
The Honda e has enough gadgets to please big and little kids