Matchbox Tesla Roadster is made from 99% recyclable materials – Robb Report
Mattel is leading him to a greener future. The toy giant has just launched its first Matchbox car made from 99% recycled materials and certified carbon neutral. Rightly so, the new model is none other than the electric Tesla Roadster.
The durable, pint-sized wheel set was launched as part of Mattel’s Drive Toward a Better Future initiative, which will see the 76-year-old company transition to a carbon-neutral model by 2030. This means that all die-cast Matchbox cars, playsets and packaging will be made from 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic over the next decade.
In addition, Matchbox will put more emphasis on the design of electric vehicles. The first car to usher in this new era will be a die-cast version of the new Tesla Roadster. The 1:64 model, which is the spitting image of his battery-powered muse, will be made from 99% recycled materials, including 62.1% recycled zinc, 36.9% recycled plastic and 1% non-recycled stainless steel.
The mini Roadster sports a white exterior with printed headlights and taillights, as well as Tesla’s ‘zero emissions’ text on the license plate. Elsewhere, the side windows, windshield, rear window and roof panel are finished in clear plastic while the molded interior sports a yoke-style steering wheel.
To be sure, it seems like a perfect match. Matchbox’s new eco-friendly design aligns with Tesla’s eco-friendly philosophy. Plus, the real Roadster, due out later this year, will be one hell of an electric vehicle if the touted specs are anything to go by. The highly anticipated two doors will hit speeds in excess of 250 mph and complete the zero to 60 sprint in just 1.9 seconds.
In addition to Elon Musk’s highly prized Roadster, Matchbox has created a new pack of five hybrid and EV models. The company says it will also start integrating electric car chargers into gas station play sets.
“Since the inception of the modern diecast car almost 70 years ago, Matchbox has used design and innovation to connect children to the real world around them through play,” said Roberto Stanichi, Global Head of vehicles at Mattel. A declaration. “Matchbox is committed to using 100% recycled, recyclable or biobased plastics to help solve the environmental issues we face today and empower the next generation of Matchbox fans to steer us into the future. sustainable. “
The Tesla Roadster Matchbox is expected to launch early next year and could beat the four-wheeler in the market. Let the Roadsters race begin.