TOYLABS VOLTA RACERSToyLabs, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up, specializes in toys and devices that teach kids the fundamental principles of science, electronics, and engineering through fun and play. The Volta Racer, the first solar motorcar powered by a flexible polycrystalline silicon solar cell, is packaged with all the prefabricated components necessary to build and power the vehicle. The racer can be assembled in as little as fifteen minutes with no special tools.

By assembling the Volta Racer, kids will learn basic concepts and principles of solar electricity and mechanical engineering. The Volta Racer operates at normal and high speeds and can traverse various surfaces and terrains. The vehicle’s solar cell allows the car to capture more of the sun’s energy from numerous angles. The car also employs super-lightweight, eco-friendly, recyclable materials. The Volta Racer solar motorcar received the Good Design award for its unique industrial design as well as for its educational value and eco-friendly components.

The Volta Racer is available for purchase online at or at Talbot’s in San Mateo, Calif., and Cheeky Monkey Toys in Menlo Park, Calif.