The roadmap for Xiaomi’s Smart IoT products that will be launched in Europe in 2020 could have three new electric scooters – Mi Electric Scooter 1S, Lite and Pro 2.
NotebookCheck has reported Xiaomi’s product plan for Europe which it says will include three electric scooters lined up for launch in July 2020. Xiaomi already has the 1S and a Pro model on sale and the Pro 2 could be an updated version with new features and longer range.
Both Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter 1S and Pro offer the same form factor but as the name suggests, Pro is better in the specs. The 1S is set to go on sale in China from 8th May 2020 and is priced at 1,999 yuan ($232). The 1S is a remodelled or upgraded version of Mijia M365 electric scooter which was launched in 2017.
The Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter 1S is powered by a 280 Wh battery pack and driven by a 500 W motor. The 1S can reach a maximum speed of 25 km/h and offers a range of up to 30 km per charge. It weighs 12.5 kg and has a 14 per cent gradeability. The electric scooter is equipped with an intelligent battery management system and has an innovative folding design for portability. Other features of the e-scooter include 8.5-inch shock-absorbing tyres, high strength aluminium body, up to 100 kg load capacity, dual braking system with E-ABS on the front and rear disc brakes, LED headlight and taillight.
The Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter Pro, as expected, offers a better range of up to 45 km in a single charge thanks to a bigger 474 Wh battery pack. The motor is also a bigger unit with a maximum power output of 600 W. While the top speed remains the same at 25 km/h, the Pro can enjoys a 20 per cent gradeability. Almost all the features of the 1S are carried into the Pro model. The Pro 2 would build on this model and could be expected to offer better performance and features.
While the Xiaomi 1S takes around 5 hours to charge to full capacity, the Xiaomi Pro takes around 8 to 9 hours. Both models offer three riding modes – Eco (max speed – 15 km/h), D (max speed – 20 km/h) and S (max speed – 25 km/h).
Little is known about the third Xiaomi ‘Lite’ model but as the name suggests, it could be an entry level kick scooter with a lower weight and could come with a smaller battery pack and less travel range.