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Everything you need to know about the new Xiaomi scooter

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 3

Since that first electric scooter launched by Xiaomi a few years ago, the evolution of this means of transport has been constant. The Chinese manufacturer has been able to incorporate new features that, although it is true that they have not always been very notable, they have contributed enough for its competitors to find it very difficult to attract the user to their products.

With the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 3 They hit the bullseye again in terms of changes. And it does not matter that its price has risen in comparison, due to recognition and popularity it is still the option that many will decide to acquire if they are thinking of moving around their city in a sustainable and, above all, comfortable way.

So, before continuing to see what the product itself is like, a review of its main technical characteristics. So that you can see at a quick glance those important sections of the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 3:

  • Engine capacity: the maximum speed at which you can move is 25 km / h and with enough power to climb slopes of up to 16º incline
  • Maximum load supported: the maximum weight supported on a scooter is 100 kg
  • Battery life: with the integrated battery, although it will depend on the weight of the user and the route, the theoretical autonomy measured in kilometers is 30 km
  • Loading time: With a 7,650 mAh 275 Wh battery, the total charge time is 8.5 hours. It also offers a more efficient braking recharge system
  • Dimensions: 108 x 43 x 114 cm
  • Weight: 12.5 kg
  • Safety and brakes: It has side, front and rear light reflectors that allow you to alert other drivers of your presence
  • Braking system: the scooter uses an E-ABS brake system plus brake discs
  • Wheels: the tires are 8.5 ″
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1 BLE
  • Screen: multifunctional panel to view information of interest quickly
  • Price: 449.99 euros

This is the summary of the most important technical characteristics of the new Xiaomi scooter. Even so, there are more details that you should know and that will allow a better user experience. Not so much in terms of mobility, because there it will be very even with its previous models, but in terms of folding and other small details.

New design for an easier folding system

The design of the new Xiaomi electric scooter is very similar to what we have already seen in previous generations. That is, the basis of it can be said that it has not changed and it is logical. As with mobile phones today, a skateboard is a skateboard. Therefore, little can be changed to express some details.

In the case of Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 3, the main novelty is in the new design that allows a simpler folding system and also a greater ease when it comes to transporting it within public places such as shops, cafeterias, workplace or studies as well as when getting on a means of transport such as the bus, subway, etc.

Now to fold the Xiaomi scooter it only takes 3 seconds. All you have to do is open the lever that unlocks the handlebar, fold it down and let it be fixed with the hook located in the rear area to be able to transport it comfortably.

With this change the new product design is practically justified. Then there are changes that logically also allow you to differentiate yourself from previous versions, such as the new reflectors included and taillight that allow a greater ability to be seen by other vehicles when you move around the city in it. Something important when, especially, you do not do it through bike lanes or safer areas, but rather through the road.

For everything else, the design of the Xiaomi skate is still very elegant, compact and with that aesthetic that we are already used to in most of the brand’s product. Especially in all those that are not mobile phones, for which the brand became popular in Spain and many other countries.

Sustainable mobility for all types of cities

Along with design changes, those that affect its capabilities as a means of transportation are also important. On this occasion it is true that at first they might seem like a small thing, but there are always aspects that are improving. Although here it will also depend on which model of the previous ones is compared so that the change is more or less noticeable.

The Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 3 offers a motor with a nominal power of 300W which is capable of reaching 600W at maximum power. Although the normal thing is that it is not necessary or it is the most common to always use it to the maximum, because autonomy would be reduced and because it is not strictly necessary in the day-to-day life of its users.

Where that maximum power will help is the time to climb hills or other slopes with a degree of maximum inclination of 16º. Thus, in addition to that, the skate is capable of reaching up to a maximum 30 km / h. Again, the path and weight of the user himself will affect this data.

In addition, the battery now incorporates an interesting novelty for those who use it in a less usual way. And it is that, if the load capacity falls below 30% and it has not been used during the last 15 days, it enters a hibernation mode that helps its conservation.

Finally, this new version of the skate is updated with a better braking system and that is composed of a E-ABS braking system plus dual pad rear discs. In this way, the braking capacity improves and that provides greater safety at times where you need to do it quickly.

The best scooter for the city?

The new Xiaomi electric scooter model is for many the default option that any user interested in this type of transport should consider. And that may be true, although saying it’s the best skate for the city may not always be correct.

It is clear that Xiaomi offers a product with very good finishes thanks to that body made of an aluminum alloy used in the aerospace sector, also very well improved details such as the handlebar panel that gives quick information on the speed to the one you move, battery, mode of use as well as other data of interest to the user.

In addition, the joint use with the Mi Home app allows you to configure specific aspects of the skate from your mobile phone such as the security lock to avoid or, at least, prevent them from being taken with the same ease as if you did not have it.

So, although it may not be the best scooter for which user, it is a highly recommended option that is not bad at all for its price.

Price and availability

The Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 3 is available in two colors, a black color aka Onyx and other Gray called Gravity. Both can be purchased from September 6 through the Xiaomi website as well as other authorized distributors such as Amazon.

The retail price of the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 3 is 449.99 euros.

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