The electric bike that Xiaomi released last year sparked considerable interest. Indeed, it turned out to be a very high-quality bike with a smart component and an electric motor. But the Chinese manufacturer did not stop and just recently introduced another two-wheeled vehicle – this time a scooter called Mi Mijjia Electric Scooter. Snow covered Kiev did not scare us, so we took a new scooter for review.
Scooter provided by Xiaomi.ua
Design and materials
The design is made of aviation aluminum, which really inspires confidence – the metal is really strong, it will be difficult to bend . The handles are rubberized, the torpedo in front with the indicators is made of glossy plastic, which is very quickly covered with scratches.
The wheels are quite bulky, because of this, Mi Mijjia Electric Scooter looks unusual, such a kind of crossover in the world of scooters. Two variants will be on sale – black, like ours, and white.
Ergonomic, easy to carry
Mi Mijia Electric Scooter – city scooter. And this should mean a minimum weight and a foldable structure, to go into the subway or bus. With these parameters, he is doing well. Weight 12.5 kg for an average young man does not mean much, but for girls – in question, maybe already hard enough to put it on public transport.
The folding system was invented very great – just unlock the steering wheel and put it on the rear wheel, where there will be a fixation for a special hook. To assemble the scooter, it is enough just to slightly shift the steering wheel to the side and raise it. Left on the handlebars is a bell to alert pedestrians.
The "scooter" scooter is only slightly different from the Xiaomi bike, basically the difference in the absence of an on-board computer with key indicators – speed, mileage, battery, etc.
The application for a smartphone is now responsible for this, in which these parameters are monitored. The program is made beautifully and has a list of various settings, up to the installation of a new version of the firmware for the scooter. A bright LED-flashlight with a lens is brought out from the front of the Mi Mijia Electric Scooter, behind it is a stop that flashes during braking.
A mono wheel is a complex transport for an untrained user. Girokkutery, in the manner of Nineboot Mini – is a little easier. Bicycle QiCycle – almost everyone is given the first time. Well, on Xiaomi Mi Mijia Electric Scooter absolutely everything is the first time. Rolling on a scooter is really very simple.
The main difference from a classic scooter is the lack of rolling at a minimum speed (when you reach the maximum you can go from a hill at a higher speed), the engine turns on immediately after you push your foot. At the expense of the engine – its power is 250 W, and the maximum speed is at 25 km. There is even a cruise control, which is very convenient when traveling for long distances. Drive front, drift is given hard, but you can think of something, of course, if you really want.
The speed is regulated by the handle, which is located on the right of the handlebar and has the ability to smoothly supply electricity – you can accelerate as smoothly and abruptly as you slip.
The scooter is equipped with disc brakes with the E-ABS function, which functions similarly to the ABS in the car's braking system. But it is actual only at high speeds, when it is really possible to fly away on the locked rear wheel.
The relatively large wheels provide good cross-country ability, I traveled along asphalt, grass, earth, ice and even snow. And let him on the snow still have to help the scooter with his foot, but at the same time he goes and does not fall. From moisture and dust the model is protected to IP54 standard – you can ride in the rain or go into the sand.
The manufacturer states that Xiaomi Mi Mijia Electric Scooter can withstand a maximum of 100 kg. We gave a ride on a scooter to people weighing from 50 to 120 kg. Perhaps in the long term, any details of the device can be deformed due to the fact that the weight exceeds the permissible. Nevertheless, when a two-meter-tall man weighing 120 kg drove on the scooter, there was no problem, the only thing was that the acceleration occurred more smoothly.
Inside the Xiaomi Mi Mijia Electric Scooter, there are 30 18650 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. enough to 30 km. The scooter is charged from the network for about 5 hours.
At the moment, the cost of Xiaomi Mi Mijia Electric Scooter is 14000 UAH on the site Xiaomi.ua. It is not very cheap, as for a scooter, but not too expensive if you consider it as a means of transportation around the city, which will save on public transport.