Do you need to move quickly, efficiently, and not sweat? Then the electric scooter is salvation. Cars stuck in traffic jams. Public transport is crowded. You are free to go. With expanding cycle paths and cycle lanes, this is far from a matter for the hardy.
The Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 1S offers a maximum speed of 25 km/h and a range of about 30 km. It will transport you from meeting to meeting, from a more distant place to a bus stop or your car. You can fold it in three seconds, and load it in a trunk or quickly transfer it.
Many customers certainly remember the previous model, M365, which was a pioneer of electric scooters in many countries. Model 1S brings more cosmetic changes; no significant intervention was needed. The scooter thus offers a slightly more robust construction - certain parts are improved. For example, the rear fender is now newly fitted in several places. The tires are made of a different, more durable material. The control unit is also new. The bell has also been modified.
The fundamental change is undoubtedly the new LCD display between the handlebars. It informs you about the current speed, battery status, speed mode, and other facts. The screen is no longer reserved only for the more expensive Pro version.
The LED front light now doubles in power, with reflectors on all sides for added safety and the Xiaomi logo on the steering rod so that no one is in doubt that you are driving a quality machine.
Cruise control, recuperation, and handling in practice
We have extensive experience with scooters, we have already done something with them in our store. With the 1S model, you can look forward to useful functions such as cruise control, recuperation, or the possibility of connecting to a phone. First of all, it is necessary to explain that the app is quite useful for many settings changes. Whether to turn cruise control on or off, set the scooter lock, or adjust the recuperation level.
Cruise control comes in handy for longer routes, such as the bike path. If you have it activated in the app, hold the throttle for a few seconds, and it will turn itself on. The scooter then rides itself ultimately, you don't have to push the throttle, just the handlebars. Just tap the brake lever, and cruise control will switch off.
Recuperation means engine braking, in which the energy generated is stored back in the battery. Therefore, if you release the throttle on the handlebar, the scooter will automatically start to decelerate and recover the energy again to the battery. You can set three levels of recuperation directly in the application. With stronger recuperation, you can control the scooter practically single hand with the throttle. All you have to do is release the gas before the curve.
The scooter is otherwise effortless to operate and comfortable. The child can also handle the operation, provided that all safety measures are maintained. However, where the scooter loses, these are the roads in historic cities, formed by cubes with large joints. Here, you will simply encounter the limits of small 8.5 "wheels, and regular travel on such a surface is not comfortable.
Max. load: 100kg
Max. speed: 25 km/h
Max. range: 30 km
Gradeability: 14% (= 8 °)
Rated power: 250W (max 500W)
Weight: 12.5 kg
Battery capacity: 7650mAh / 275 Wh
Charging time: 5.5 hours
Dimensions (unfolded): 114 x 108 x 43 cm (h x l x w)