Xiaomi is ready to bring a new low-cost electric scooter to Europe: the Xiaomi Scooter 1S. Here are the technical specifications
Smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables and more: Xiaomi is a well-rounded tech brand and is present in many sectors. As long as there is a good market to enter. And, when it does enter a market, Xiaomi usually does so with an attractive price/features ratio. It also applies to the market of electric scooters.
It's called Mijia Electric Scooter 1S, better known as Xiaomi Mi Scooter 1S, the proposal of the Chinese manufacturer that, shortly, will also arrive in Europe, including Italy. Also in this case it is a low cost product but with good technical features, compared to most competitors who offer equivalent products for no less than one hundred euros more. The Xiaomi Scooter 1S that will arrive in Italy will comply with current regulations, recently inserted into the Highway Code. According to rumors collected by Roland Quandt of WinFuture, moreover, a second model with superior characteristics will arrive soon: the Mi Scooter Pro 2.
Xiaomi Mi Scooter 1S: technical characteristics
Of the Xiaomi Mi Scooter 1S we already know everything, because it is already on sale in China and because it is the renewed and upgraded version of the Xiaomi M365. It has a 500-watt motor, a power that puts it in the mid-market segment (the most powerful electric scooters reach 1,000 watts, entry level ones 250 watts). The maximum speed is limited, as required by law, to 15 kilometers per hour while the autonomy declared is 30 kilometers.
The big news compared to the previous model M365 is in the braking, regenerative, which is able to recover much of the energy otherwise dissipated into heat during braking. And this lengthens the autonomy by a lot. There's also a new color LED screen and Eco mode, which reduces top speed and further increases the range between charges. Speaking of charging: it takes a little less than 6 hours to fill up the lithium-ion batteries.
Xiaomi Mi Scooter 1S: when it arrives and how much it costs
European launch date and price in euros are the two big doubts about this new scooter from Xiaomi. The aforementioned Roland Quandt of WinFuture only tells us that "it will arrive soon", while as for the price we can only do a conversion from the Chinese price: 1,999 yuan, or about 260 euros. But, as usual, the price won't be that because of shipping costs and the very different taxation applied to the product.