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Xiaomi launches the sub-$300 Mijia electric scooter

Xiaomi today announced its latest electric scooter, dubbed Mijia. The Mijia comes with a host of cool features such as E-ABS system, cruise control, and brake energy recovery system.

The Xiaomi Mijia is made out of aluminum alloy, the same material used in manufacturing aircrafts and is also commonly used on flagship smartphones nowadays. It is capable of achieving a maximum speed of 25km/h, with an instantaneous power of 500 W. Xiaomi is using an 1850 EV-lithium ion battery with a battery capacity of 280Wh, sourced from LG. It allows for a range of 30km (with a 75kg person), which is pretty decent. The Mijia’s E-ABS, dual braking system is claimed to ensure that the braking distance can be controlled within 4 meters.

Similar to the Xiaomi QiCycle, the Mijia can also be folded for easy portability. Xiaomi says the scooter can be folded within 3 seconds, thanks to the unique design of the folding lock. It also happens to be relatively light at 12.5kg.  Xiaomi Mijia integrates Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) as well, an automatic system to convert kinetic energy into electrical energy to extend battery life.

The Mi electric scooter pairs with your smartphone through Bluetooth, giving you an overview of the speed of the ride, battery life, battery health, and more. You can also use your smartphone to apply firmware upgrades on the Mijia.

The Mi electric scooter goes on sale in China starting December 15 at 10:00 for RMB 2,000 ($290). Two color options are being offered – Black and White.

Source: MIUI

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