Xiaomi launches Mi electric scooter that folds at the press of a button

Xiaomi launches Mi electric scooter that folds at the press of a buttonXiaomi launched its new Mi Ecosystem product, aka the Mi electric scooter, in China on Monday. The smart Mi electric scooter boasts of an aircraft-grade aluminum body and has been priced at RMB 1,999 which roughly translates to Rs 19,500. It will be available in two colours: black and white will be available for buying from December 15.

Xiaomi's Mi electric scooter seems to be exclusive to China, for now, and the company is yet to announce global pricing and availability details.

The Mi electric scooter features an easy-to-carry design, its main USP being that the whole thing is foldable at the press of a button. It weighs in at 12.5 kg. Highlight of the electric scooter is that it is foldable at the press of a button and takes just three seconds to fold, according to the company.

The scooter can achieve a top speed of 25km/h and a maximum torque of 16Nm through a DC motor. Safety features include: a dual-brake system along side E-ABS anti-lock system for front and mechanical disc brake for rear wheel. The LG 18650 280Wh lithium batteries onboard the scooter are claimed to offer a battery life for 30km (75kg load). There is also an option to optimise battery life via an energy recovery system.

The scooter can also pair with Xiaomi's Mi Ecosystem smartphone app via Bluetooth so riders can track their cycling habits, riding speed, power remaining, and energy recovery system intensity.

Xiaomi is known for a wide array of Mi Ecosystem devices. The company recently forayed into the Indian smart home appliances space with the Mi Air Purifier 2. The Mi Air Purifier 2 which was first announced in China in November last year costs Rs 9,999 in India and is available for buying from as well as from Flipkart.

The Mi Air Purifier 2 is almost 40 per cent smaller than the original Mi Air Purifier and comes with an updated system of air flow and CARD performance of 330m3/h (standard). The device consists of a single motor, dual booster fans and three layers of filter: pre-filter, HEPA filter, and activated carbon filter. The cleaning range lies anywhere between 23.1m2-39.6m2.
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