Technology: Electrifying Fun On Wheels

Obesity statistics be damned! Oh, sure, your children can huff and puff as they vigorously pedal a Razor USA three-wheeler or push along the popular scooter to school. Or they can cruise down the sidewalk in style, powered by an electric motor attached to this year's models. Targeted at youngsters ages 6 to 11 and capable of going as fast as 10 m.p.h., these revved-up rollers will leave foot-powered versions in the dust. There's even a new Electric Punk mini-bike, at right, in the family. Each model runs for approximately 30 min. between charges--which take about 6 hours--and has a surprisingly...

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