I am not so sure why it is called the plasma car, but it is a cool little car. We bought it for my youngest son for his 3-year-old birthday. He absolutely loves it. And so do I! He is so happy when he rides it and so am I! That is, I am happy when I ride it. Yep, I have been riding it when I should be writing, cleaning or taking care of my kids. It is suppose to hold up to 200+ pounds so I think I am safe riding it. It feels like you are driving a bumper car. Most of the time I’ve been riding it inside, but I did ride it outside in front of my neighbor. I don’t know if he’ll talk to me anymore. Not only is this car fun, but it runs on zero fuel. It is a great little car for the environment! If you have a chance to buy one for yourself your child you should because all the kids in the family will enjoy!