As you remember, last year Xiaomi released its first electric bike. It is really high-quality bike with a smart component and an electric motor. But the Chinese manufacturer did not stop and just this year introduced another two-wheeled vehicle – it is a scooter called Xiaomi M365 Folding Electric Scooter.
The design is made of aircraft-grade aluminum, which really inspires confidence – the metal is really strong, it will be difficult to bend. Handles are rubberized, and handlebars with different indicators is made of glossy plastic, which is very quickly covered with scratches.
Wheels are quite large, so Xiaomi M365 Folding Electric Scooter looks unusual, such a kind of crossover in the world of scooters. The scooter is available on sale in two color options – black and white.
Xiaomi M365 Folding Electric Scooter is a city. It means that it has a minimum weight and a foldable structure, so you can go into the subway or bus. The total weight is 12.5 kg. It is not so much for an average young man, but for girls it will be hard to put scooter on public transport.
The folding system is very cool – just unlatch the steering wheel and put it on the rear wheel, where there will be a fixation for the special hook. On the left of the handlebars there is a bell to alert pedestrians.
The functionality of Xiaomi M365 Folding Electric Scooter is only slightly different from Xiaomi bike. The scooter does not have on-board computer with key indicators – speed, mileage, battery, etc.
Instead of it, you can use application on smartphone. The app is very nice and offers various settings, and even the installation of new version of firmware for the scooter.
Xiaomi M365 Folding Electric Scooter has bright LED-flashlight with a lens on the front, and stop signal on the rear wheel.
A mono wheel is a difficult transport for an unskilled user. Gyroscooters, for example Nineboot Mini, are little easier. Any person can ride Bicycle QiCycle for first time. And what about Xiaomi M365 Folding Electric Scooter? Riding a scooter is really very simple.
The main difference from the classic scooter is in electric engine. The engine turns on immediately after you push with your foot. Its power is 250 W, and the maximum speed is 25 km. There is even a cruise control, which is very convenient when traveling for long distances.
The speed is controlled by the handle, which is located on the right of the handlebars.
Xiaomi M365 Folding Electric Scooter is equipped with disc brakes with E-ABS, which functions similarly to the ABS in the car’s braking system. But it is actual only at high speeds.
Relatively large wheels provide good cross-country ability. You can riding on asphalt, grass, ice and even snow. Also it is protected from moisture and dust by the standard IP54 – you can ride scooter in the rain or go into the sand.
The manufacturer says that Xiaomi M365 Folding Electric Scooter supports a maximum weight of 100 kg.
Xiaomi M365 Folding Electric Scooter is equipped with 30 18650 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. They allows you to ride the scooter up to 30 km. It is charged about 5 hours.
The regular price Xiaomi M365 Folding Electric Scooter is about $550. But you can order it from GearBest just for $449.99. It is great deal! If you want get scooter for the price, you need to enter a coupon MiM365FES on order page.
We agree with you, that it is not very cheap, as for scooter, but it is also not too expensive, if you look at another electric transport around the city.
Advantages: design, materials, ergonomics, functionality, battery, protection against moisture and dust IP54, good cross-country, disc brakes with E-ABS, easy to ride
Disadvantages: no on-board computer; glossy panel with indicators, which quickly get scratches
CONCLUSION: Xiaomi M365 Folding Electric Scooter leaves positive emotions after riding. You can use it to get to work or just ride around the city. It has beautiful design, made of high-quality aluminum and offers good functionality.