Mi Electric Scooter 3 Review
The Mi Electric Scooter 3 is Xiaomi’s newest electric scooter, and the company has released its specifications. Is it worth buying and how does it differ from other Mi scooters? This is more of a preview based on the specifications and marketing materials, as well as having used the other Xiaomi scooters of course, given it is not anticipated to be available in the UK or Europe until August 2021. (such as those in the previous new range of scooters). The Mi 3’s specifications may be directly compared to those of the 1S and Pro 2. The pricing of the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 3 will reflect its position between the 1S and Pro 2 but it is closer to the 1S. Similar to earlier iterations, there are minor adjustments and alterations. All things considered, it will be a fantastic runaround and suited for the majority of individuals. If you are deciding between the 1S and the 3, it may be worthwhile to pay the more money, but the only real difference in the ride will likely be the Mi 3’s better ability to climb hills. As a result, it may come down to how many hills you will likely face.
The Xiaomi Mi Scooter 3 will get you to your next location quickly. In comparison to its replacement, the Mi 1S Scooter, this most recent electric scooter from Xiaomi offers a higher power output of 600 watts. You may go at a maximum speed of 25 km/h with this. The scooter moves even with a modest stroke of the gas pedal. Because of the capacity to ascend, even slopes with a 16 percent grade are manageable. Three speed modes on the Xiaomi Mi Scooter 3 have been examined by TÜV Rhineland in accordance with EN17128 standards. The regular mode reaches a speed of 20 km/h, while the lowest mode easily maintains the same speed as a pedestrian (5 km/h). The top speed in sport mode is 25 km/h. The stunning display in the middle of the handlebar allows you to see the speed and mode. By pushing the on and off buttons twice, you may quickly change between the speed modes. The scooter’s kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), which increases range, transforms energy from braking and coasting into usable electrical energy. The Xiaomi Mi Scooter 3 can travel up to 30 kilometers as a consequence. You may view the battery’s remaining capacity and other relevant mileage information in the convenient Xiaomi Home App. When the battery level is below 30% and the scooter hasn’t been turned on for 10 days in a row, the battery automatically enters sleep mode to prolong battery life.
Design and Build Quality
Although the design is identical to that of the previous model, Xiaomi is now employing blue as an accent colour rather than their signature orange. Gravity Grey and Onyx Black are the two colours that are offered for the scooter. The remainder of the scooter looks the same, is the same size, and I still have the same issues with the little board. The deck is big enough for someone with little feet, but not for someone my size.
The handlebar is the same; the accelerator is on the right, while the bell and brake are on the left. We have a large, bright screen in the middle. The screen’s brightness caught me off guard; everything was clearly visible in the middle of the day.
Since the initial generation, Mi scooters have proven reliable. The third generation offers greater strength and a longer lifespan thanks to its aviation-grade aluminium construction. Weak tyres that punctured easily from tire-to-tube contact were a prevalent issue with older scooters. However, Xiaomi is employing tyres and tubes that are tougher and better this time.
Speed and Acceleration
Compared to the previous M365, the new Mi electric scooter 3 is more powerful. The acceleration has also improved greatly. Simply said, it’s due to the hub motor’s higher peak output of 600 watts.
This motor cannot be compared to bigger scooters. However, there isn’t much to complain about in terms of acceleration for a cheap scooter.
However, I have a complaint with the peak speed. The peak speed is even lower despite the motor being slightly more powerful than the one in the previous edition.
Just 15.5 mph is the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 3’s top speed. However, we have to acknowledge that this scooter is not made for racing. So, we can’t really grumble about the slow top speed.
The new scooter performs almost the same as the previous M365 when it comes to hill climbing.
The motor is powerful enough to climb several reasonable-sized hills. According to Xiaomi, the electric scooter 3 can climb slopes up to 16 percent. The maximum gradient this scooter can tolerate is thus around 9 degrees.
There have been some good changes to the braking system.
Dual-pad disc brakes, which are far more effective than traditional disc brakes, are currently used by the Mi Scooter 3. They function rather well when used in conjunction with the front-end regenerative braking.
Pro Tip: If at all feasible, Micah Toll of Electrek advises employing regenerative braking. In this manner, you simultaneously replenish the battery. Additionally, you don’t need to replace brake pads as frequently.
According to Xiaomi, the Mi Scooter 3 has a 300W motor with a 600W maximum power output. Although 600W seems a touch excessive, the acceleration and power delivery are outstanding. The scooter travels at a 25 km/h rate. I believe the scooter is capable of more, but EU rules are holding it back.
The scooter’s 275Wh battery allows a 75kg person to travel 30 kilometers on it. The tested range is also rather impressive; in the city, with my 90-kilogram weight, bumps, numerous starts and stops, and a small uphill ride, I was able to travel 26 kilometers on a single charge.
Additionally, the battery is protected from short circuits, over currents, overcharging and discharging, and under voltage auto-sleep.
The Mi Scooter 3 offers top-notch safety equipment. The scooter has reflectors on every side and a powerful headlight and taillight. There are two brakes: a rear disc brake and an eABS brake up front. Dual brake pads on the rear disc brake increase braking effectiveness and extend the life of the brakes.
The Mi 3 has 8.5-inch pneumatic tyres as standard. Although the 8.5′′ wheels are not particularly large, the pneumatic tyres on it provide a very smooth ride.
If I had the option to select between little pneumatic tyres and massive solid tyres, I would always choose the latter.
Compared to solid tyres, pneumatic tyres offer far more comfortable riding. Additionally, the scooter comes with a spare tyre and inner tube in case you have a puncture.
Of course, the Mi 3 is not an off-road scooter, but you are not limited to using it solely on smooth asphalt. It can easily manage some minor jolts and rough terrain.
Smooth riding is experienced. 8.5-inch tyres offer a smooth ride and effective shock absorption. The deck is too little for me.
Electric scooter Mi 3 is compact and lightweight. It is only 13 kg in weight and can be folded to a reasonable size. The hinge has a far superior design and structure, which suggests that Xiaomi has paid heed to the criticisms of its customers.
Is Mi Scooter 3 Waterproof?
The Xiaomi Mi 3 is not water-resistant. It can, however, tolerate water coming from all angles.
It can tolerate light rain and few water droplets without any issues because to its IP54 water resistance rating.
You may link this Xiaomi gadget with the Mi Home app since it is a Xiaomi product.
The app allows you to remotely lock your scooter. The scooter can still be taken away if you leave it alone. However, it’s still an excellent safety feature.
Additionally, the app shows other statistics including the battery’s current charge, average speed, and more. However, you may also view such statistics on the screen of the scooter.
One of the greatest electric scooters is the Mi Scooter 3, and Xiaomi improved everything and addressed practically all of the problems with the previous model. However, there is still potential for development.
The scooter’s shortcomings are:
- It still isn’t completely watertight.
- The design on the bottom of the scooter makes it difficult to clean.
- Over 180 cm tall persons should avoid this.
Specification: Mi Electric Scooter 3 Review
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