Chinese tech major Xiaomi has launched its Mi electric scooter. The company has introduced it on MiJia crowdfunding platform.
Chinese tech major Xiaomi has launched its Mi electric scooter. The company has introduced it on MiJia crowdfunding platform. The electric scooter will be available only in China as of now and it has a very different foldable design. The scooter has been priced at CNY 1999, which is around Rs 19,500. It will be available in China from December 15. The Xiaomi Mi electric scooter is said to have been created by using an aircraft-grade aluminium and weighs 12.5 kilogrammes.
The most interesting and notable feature in the electric scooter is that it is foldable. Just press a button and, according to the company, the scooter will fold itself within 3 seconds making it much quicker and easier to store. The Xiaomi Mi electric scooter reaches a top speed of 25 kilometres per hour. The device features an LG 1850 Ev-lithium ion battery which has a capacity of 280Wh and can provide and instantaneous high power of up to 500 watts. The device has a dual braking system. While the back wheel has a mechanical disc brake, the front wheel has the E-ABS anti-lock system.
There is another interesting feature in the electric scooter which is called the Kinetic Energy recovery system. This feature converts the kinetic energy, that is the energy gained from speed to electric energy which eventually results in better battery life. This is not where the features end. The Mi electric scooter is smart and can be ‘friends’ with a smartphone. Consumers to buy a Mi electric scooter will be able to pair it with an app. The app is directed towards understanding the cycling habits by reading the riding speed and battery life among other things.
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The Chinese company has been adding a lot of devices to its Mi ecosystem which includes wearables, kettles, smart TVs, smart cooker, water and air purifiers among other things. Xiaomi had also launched the Qicycle in June 2016 as well as a self-balancing scooter called the Ninebot Mini. Xiaomi marketed the Qicycle as the perfect bike for navigating crowded Chinese cities, where there are already more electric bikes than cars on the road.