IF YOU think you've just seen a tiny Tesla zipping by in Poole you don't need new glasses – they really do have their very own version of Silicon Valley's favourite motor!

Poole hospital's children's ward took delivery of Elon Musk's cult invention when it was delivered by Tony Wootton, of the Tesla Owners’ Group group’s UK branch, who brought his children, Faye and Joseph, to help with the handover.

The tiny Tesla had been requested by the Poole Hospital charity. It is a scale version of the Tesla Model S, designed for children aged from three to eight, and recreates the feel of a real Tesla with a rechargeable lithium ion battery, headlights, MP3 sound system and a horn.

The tiny Tesla has a big job to do, however. It will be used by younger patients to travel from a ward to an operation.

First-up behind the wheel was five-year-old Sophia Coleman, who was admitted to the children's ward with a respiratory complaint.

“Driving it was so much fun,” she said. “I really liked turning on the lights and reversing was fun too. My brother Lucas is going to be so jealous when he finds out!”

Staff nurse Sally Smith was delighted with the new transport.“The car is going to be a really great way of decreasing any anxiety younger patients may have on their way to an operation,” she said. “It makes the journey exciting for the children and takes their mind off the fact that they’re in hospital.”