Battery & Charging
The power is provided by a 280Wh Li-Ion rechargeable battery (made by LG) that uses 30 cells and has a total capacity of 7.8Ah and a total voltage of 42V when fully charged. It takes about 5.5 hours to charge the battery from 0 to full charge, but considering the long range, it is probably the best to charge the battery after every use. The charger is nicely designed, and it is quite small in size – similar to the laptop chargers. You can easily take it with you in your backpack, or even fit it into the pocket of your jacket.
Xiaomi PRO vs M365
After the initial success of their flagship scooter, Chinese electronic company Xiaomi has come up with the improved version Xiaomi M365 Pro. It’s got a slightly more powerful motor than its predecessor, but the main difference lies in the larger capacity battery of 12.8 Ah (vs the 7.8 Ah), that delivers a range of up to 27.9 miles. Of course, larger battery means it takes more time to charge, so you will have to wait for 8 and a half hours if your battery’s empty to get to the full charge.
The PRO version is a couple of inches taller, with slightly wider handlebars. The deck is also longer and wider than the original scooter, making it more comfortable to ride. One of the biggest additions though is the handy new LCD display, which shows how fast you are going, what mode you’re in, how much battery you’ve got left, and also has lights, Bluetooth and mechanical error indicator.
Everything else is pretty much the same: the wheels, the folding mechanism, all the same problematic details, including the charging port cover, and still no suspension.
We would have loved to see the addition of the quick release mechanism that would make changing tires much easier, but well, there is something to hope for in the future. We know this isn’t the last of Xiaomi electric scooters.