The speed that an electric ride on toy can reach is dependent on several factors. One of those factors is the power of the battery. Others include the actual weight of the vehicle toy, the weight of the rider as well as the terrain the rider chooses to ride on. Generally speaking, a 12V ride on toy can reach speeds of around 8mph (13km/h) to 9mph (14km/h). Usually, the motor that is fitted into the 12V ride ons is a little less powerful than the one that a 24V, or higher, ride ons might have, meaning the top speed offered by a 12V ride on toy are not as high as the top speeds of a 24V ride on. For that reason, a 12V ride on toy makes a great gift for the younger thrill-seekers, starting as young as 6-year-old.