So you’re looking at ride-on toys and wondering what’s the difference between the 6-Volt and 12-Volt Electric vehicles. What does the “V” stand for? Volt, and it stands for the electrical power to run your electric toy/vehicle, how much oomph needed to get that vehicle going.
Do you want a slow, safe speed for a youngster just starting to drive ride-on toys, or you’re the parent, and you know your child, and you’ll be supervising (as should be), so let’s go with a little more power, the 12V (12-volt).
6V vehicles are more for indoor use, may not be celebrated on uneven surfaces outdoors. 12V cars have more ability, of course, and will do a lot better in the outdoors over different terrains. The higher the volt, the more that vehicle can handle in different territories, and the faster it will run.
Your 6V vehicles will be more for your young ones just starting, then the 12V with a little older, seasoned drivers, etc.
So let’s talk batteries. Your motor needs the same power as the battery you’re putting into it (although there are ways to ramp up the speed, your vehicle engine may not last as long). So your 6V vehicle needs a 6V battery and vice versa.
There are so many impressive, cute, pretty cool ride-on toy vehicles out there, and maybe you need to think a little bit what some of the differences are, and I hope I’ve answered any questions you had about how the voltage aspect may apply to your decision.
I’ve attached a YouTube video on ramping up your 6V to a 12V ride-on toy. I hope you enjoy it!