The Chinese brand Xiaomi has already proven its worth for electric scooters. In 2020, three new models were added, including the Xiaomi Pro 2 scooter aka the Xiaomi M365 Pro in France. What are the differences with its predecessor?
When we want to start buying an electric scooter, we often compare several models. Within a brand and outside, to compete. Can we speak of a real improvement for Xiaomi?
What does the Xiaomi M365 Pro 2 look like?
As you will have understood, this is a new model from Xiaomi, and which presents some significant improvements. At first glance, we are first of all on similar dimensions and the famous so-called “puncture-proof” tires. The driving feels identical or almost. The Xiaomi M365 Pro 2 has a slightly more futuristic look, especially on the side of the new dashboard on the handlebars which allows you to see your battery or speed in real time. We really like the brighter colors and the LED display.
Xiaomi M365 Pro or Pro 2? More powerful but same speed
Under the “hood”, even if the name is a bit exaggerated for a scooter, there is a motor with a nominal power of 300 W, more than the previous one. The maximum speed remains the same, however: 25 km / h. However, Xiaomi has integrated speed modes and even a limiter into the M365 Pro 2. You can opt for Eco, Standard or Sport, which sets the speed at 15, 20 or 25 km / h.
Xiaomi M365 Pro 2: superior features
On the autonomy side, the Xiaomi M365 Pro 2 announces 45 kilometers. A figure capable of making people envious which represents an increase of 50% compared to the previous model. The intelligent acceleration system allows energy to be recovered, just like braking. On the other hand, the charging time is almost doubled: 9 hours against 5 on the previous model.
A heavier model than its predecessor
Xiaomi’s new electric scooter model is also a bit heavier: 14.2 kg. What to encourage to monitor the battery. However, you can fold it easily. Improvements were also made on the wiring and cooling side. Braking is a little rough at times, but it also has the advantage of efficiency. If the lighthouse is powerful, we will also regret that the light beam is a little too small to have visibility at 10 meters.
The Xiaomi M365 Pro 2 is also more expensive
Finally, on the price side, this new model is sold 100 euros more than the previous one. A difference that could make some buyers doubt.