But there's also the fact that Benesse, a Japanese education company, has chosen to use the American all-electric as a new vehicular version of its こどもちゃれんじ (Children's Challenge) mascot, Shimajiro. That's cool because kids can learn at a young age that big-people cars, like the toy versions, can run on batteries too.
We're not the only one who likes this kawaii Tesla, of course. The electric Shimajiro also gets a big thumbs up from a certain Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima. Of course, we know Tajima-san likes him some Model S, but what we didn't know was the he and Children's Challenge have teamed up in the past to create some online materials about electric cars and his own Pike's Peak challenge.
Sadly, he have no video of Monster putting the car through its tire-smoking paces (because that would be hilarious), though we have managed to track down a few photos, showing the zoomorphic zoomer from different angles. So, definitely check out the back in the gallery because it's as amusing as the front.