Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Review of 2020

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This is our official Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Review for 2020. In this small mechanical scooter packs quite a big punch with great claims from Xiaomi however do they actually keep up their promise? Read further to learn if this is the best scooter for your needs.

To purchase the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, you would be expecting to pay $400 plus free shipping from Amazon. With the additional protection plan for this, you’d be adding an additional 3-Year Protection for $33.99 or 2-Year Protection for $24.99. 

Additional accessories that would go well with this ride would be a Solid Tire Replacement, specifically OTBBA, $29.99 and WiLEES, $23.99 (We’ll explain why these will be useful in the later parts of this review).

We have a few different categories that we want to go over in this review that will help to provide an overall view of the rideable and it’s actual greatness or lack thereof. 

Categories for this review: 

  • Battery Life
  • Design and Foldability
  • Ease of ride

How long does the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter battery last? 

What does Xiaomi say? 

Xiaomi promotes their Mi Electric Scooter would provide you with 18.6 miles of long-range battery and “smart power management”. 

Their battery put together of several 18650 high-capacity lithium batteries and their smart battery management lets you know if there are any issues with the battery and lets you know the health of the pack directly to your phone.

Also they’ve built in a regenerative energy system that is built to extend battery life by storing kinetic energy during acceleration into electric power. This with regenerative braking which should help battery life and emergency braking. 

This means if your daily commute is under 8-9 miles, you’ll be able to get to work and back without having to recharge until you get back home! 

Which is definitely a win because that would mean an average savings of $56.67 in gas with the average cost per gallon of $3.25. This makes a lot of sense for anyone who is looking to save the 

What does everyone else say?

The battery while greatly promoted could be an area of opportunity for Xiaomi. The battery may not live up to its expectations dependent on how cold the temperatures are when you ride the scooter. 

Quick Sidenote: All batteries will perform a less than optimal performance in cold-weather regardless of the type. Usually lithium ion-batteries will still outperform, but when it comes to it’s performance and battery life on a very cold day, you may see much diminished reliability. 

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter can drop down in usability an additional 20-30% in cold weather so you will have to resort to bringing around your battery charger around.

How good is the design for Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter? 

What does Xiaomi say?

Xiaomi promotes their Mi Electric Scooter weighs only 26.9 lbs due to its aerospace-grade aluminum frame. A great portable size and weight for carry-ons as well as maneuvering stairs and pavements. 

Also with 8.5-inch front and rear tires – large enough for great shock absorption and anti-slip treads. This size wheels with their 250W brushless DC motor will deliver a smooth, safe riding experience. 

With addition to these features, there is a double braking system that involves front and rear disc braking that will stop as quick as 4 meters. Ultra-bright 1.1W headlights built in for night riding with a range of 6 meters to enhance safety (awesome feature for sure).

What does everyone else say?

Yes, Xiaomi gives you a great ride…when you’re on smooth sidewalks and even short inclines. However, bumpy roads and typical city commuting will cause some inexplicable issues to your tires. 

Xiaomi recommends that you don’t change the tires alone; however, if you don’t have anyone who could help and there are no service center – how else would you expect us to change our tires? 

Changing these tires could be very problematic for many people since the manual doesn’t even tell you what tools you need to nor how to remove them or how difficult it actually is to put the new tire on the rim. 

If this is your first scooter or wheel vehicle and you’ve never changed a tire before, this can definitely be a rude awakening for you. This is why once you get a flat tire, your perspective will inevitably change about this due to its difficulty and need to disconnect everything. 

Is the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter easy to ride? 

What does Xiaomi say?

Xiaomi says that every aspect of the scooter is crafted with simplicity in mind. With their anti-slip handle feature, you will have great grip and control over the scooter, no matter how long the ride is. 

Also the scooter is built with controlled acceleration that gives you the ability to accelerate at your own comfortable speed without unnatural kicks. 

Also this app that comes with this scooter gives you extra insight into your Mi Electric Scooter to see the current speed, remaining power, and the ability to leverage cruise control which helps maintain smooth and stable cruise rides to reduce tension, fatigue, and optimizes battery. 

What does everyone else say?

Without any suspension system in place and small diameter wheels, traveling over anything that isn’t smooth pavement will make tons of vibration through the handlebars and up to your arms. 

Our Final Thoughts

There is no doubt that this is a terrific scooter. It provides you all the capabilities that you need in an electric rideable without the heft price tag that is often a part of the purchase.

If you can deal with some of the cons that come with this scooter such as the ride experience on pavement or needing to ride without a baggage or the tire issues. We believe that you will definitely enjoy the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter.