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Xiaomi Mijia 1S Electric Scooter Review

Xiaomi Mijia 1S Electric Scooter Review

Upgraded version of a popular electric scooter from Xiaomi.

In the final days of April 2020, news has spread around the electric scooter communities on the web of a new Xiaomi e-scooter going on sale in China.   

In fact, it is true, Xiaomi has added a new model to their lineup of their classy, award-winning electric scooters. It is called the Xiaomi Mijia 1S electric scooter.

The new Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter 1S was introduced on the YouPin platform. 

Despite the fact that Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter 1S looks the same as the popular Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter M365, and even most of the specifications are the same, the new electric scooter has received several updates.

Let’s talk about the main features and specs of the new electric scooter. 


Xiaomi  Mijia 1S: Specifications and Comparison

Model Mijia 1SM365 
M365 Pro
Max load   100 kg100 kg100 kg
Weight12.5 kg12.5 kg14.2 kg
Dimensions   108 x 43 x 114 cm108 x 43 x 114 cm108 x 43 x 114 cm  
Motor250W (peak 500W), electric250W (peak 500W), electric300 Watt, electric
Max speed25 km/h 25 km/h 25 km/h 
Range30 km30 km45 km
Speed modes Eco, Normal, SportEco, NormalEco, Normal, Sport
Battery42V Li-ion (7800 mAh)42V Li-ion (7800 mAh)42V Li-ion (12,800 mAh)
Charging time5 hr5 hr8-9 hr
Brakes (front)electronic electronic electronic 
Brakes (rear)manual manual manual 
Incline14 degrees14 degrees14 degrees
Tires8.5 inch, pneumatic 8.5 inch, pneumatic 8.5 inch, pneumatic 
ResistanceIP54 IP54 IP54 
Body Aluminum alloyAluminum alloyAluminum alloy
Body color white, blackwhite, blackblack


Xiaomi Mijia 1S: Design

If you were expecting a completely new, redesigned e-scooter from Xiaomi, then surprise! The 1S design isn’t new, nor is it different, but it doesn’t mean that the 1S will be a marketing flop. In fact, it has a chance to outsell the standard M365. 

Upon a first look the 1S resembles a standard Xiaomi M365 with one practical upgrade in the form of a super useful dashboard seemingly taken from the M365 Pro.

The dashboard appears to have a “High temperature” and “System fault” indicators, which are also found on the M365 Pro dashboard. It gives the rider a choice of 3 speed/riding modes and appears to have a power button that is waterproof, just like in the M365 Pro.


The aluminum alloy body frame has exactly the same dimensions as the M365. It also comes in the same colors: black and white.


There has been no visible modifications to the folding mechanism used in the 1S. Although, I wouldn’t be surprised to find a redesigned bolt in the hinge.

Size in Folded and Unfolded States


The size in unfolded state is 108 x 43 x 114 cm, and if you fold the scooter, or just lower the steering wheel, it will take only 108 x 43 x 49 cm.

The scooter itself weighs 12.5 kg, while the maximum load is 100 kg. In theory, two people can ride on scooter, but they should weigh 50 kg each or less.


Like other Xiaomi electric scooters, Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter 1S has front and rear lights.

Tires

The 1S sits on two 8.5 inch pneumatic tires, just like its predecessors. There has been no word about the quality of the inner tubes. So, I assume that the 1S will use the exact same inner tubes used in the M365. 


This is both good and bad. On one hand, most riders are aware of the inferior quality of these factory-installed inner tubes and their predisposition to punctures. On the other hand, we have all found ways of dealing with the problem. So, applying these same principles will help avoid tire punctures in the 1S, as well. No problem here.

Reliable brakes


I should tell you about the brakes separately. The new electric scooter Xiaomi uses a dual braking system. The front wheel is equipped with E-ABS anti-lock system, while the rear wheel has 120 mm brake disc.

New Display


Perhaps the main update of Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter 1S is the display on steering wheel. This is LED screen that shows information about speed, riding time, distance, riding mode, etc.

By the way, the electric scooter has three riding modes: eco or energy-saving, normal and sports.

Motor, Speed and Riding Range


Talking about the technical specifications, the new electric scooter has 500W motor, a maximum speed of 25 km/h and mileage up to 30 km on one charge.

For comparison, the previous version of the electric scooter had 250W motor, but the speed and range were the same.

Battery

The 42V lithium-ion rechargeable battery in the 1S appears to be the same as the one used in a standard M365.


It is made up of thirty 18650 10A individual cells arranged in series and in parallel. 

It weights 1.5 kg and measures 4x7x32 cm, with a time to a complete charge of 5 hours, which is exactly the same as in the M365.


Conclusion


As you can see, the main updates in the new scooter are a more powerful motor and a new display on the steering wheel. The design, speed, riding range and some other specifications remain the same.

By the way, Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter 1S supports connection with a smartphone via Zhilian Mijia APP. But that’s not a new feature either, because all Xiaomi electric scooters are synchronized with smartphones.

I find it hard to imagine current M365 owners upgrading to the 1S. It is more likely and quite obvious that potential new buyers will pick the 1S as their choice when purchasing their very first electric scooter.

The price of the new electric scooter is about 470US dollars on Gearbest.








Pre-sale Xiaomi Mijia 1S Folding Electric Scooter 8.5 Inch Tire 500W Brushless Motor Up To 30km Range Max speed 25km/h Smart Display Dual Brake


$799.99


$469.99







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