COMPARING THE XIAOMI ESSENTIAL, XIAOMI MI 1S AND XIAOMI PRO 2
Written by Ed Wiles, Scootered Founder
How do you decide between the Xiaomi Essential, Xiaomi 1S and the Xiaomi Pro 2? This brief guide will give you the details to help you choose between the new Xiaomi range, focusing on the few differences between the Xiaomi scooters.
The main difference between the Xiaomi Essential, Xiaomi 1S and Xiaomi Pro 2 is the battery. Basically, the battery gets larger from the Essential to the Pro 2, meaning it can cover a greater distance on a single charge (20 km, 30 km and 45 km respectively). It also means the Essential is the lighest and the Pro 2 the heaviest. The other consideration of a larger battery is the time needed to charge it. The Essential takes the least time to charge, whereas the Pro 2 takes about eight hours.
All three scooters come with the dashboard from the original M365 Pro, meaning they offer a speedometer (alongside a few other symbols) as well as the battery indicator. The modes are the same across the scooters (and slightly different from previous versions). They all have "Normal", "Pedestrian" and "Sport" modes, but the top of the Normal and Sport mode is less on the Essential (see below). The Essential's handlebars also differ, inasumuch as they are foam instead of thermoplastic rubber.
As mentioned, there is also a difference in the top speed of the scooters. The Essential has a top speed of 20 km/h (12 mph), whereas the 1S and Pro 2 have a top speed of 25 km/h (16 mph). As with the M365 Pro, the Pro 2 also has red trim on the front wheel. However, it is differentiated from the M365 Pro by the yellow reflectors, which are also found on the Essential and 1S (there has been confusion over whether the 1S will sport yellow because the original Chinese version of the Xiaomi 1S kept the red).
And that is about it. Incidentally, many more manufacturers have started producing electric scooters and it may be worth checking out others, like the Lamborghini AL1, before you purchase an e-scooter.
FULL SPEC COMPARISON TABLE BETWEEN XIAOMI ESENTIAL, 1S & PRO 2
|Size - Unfolded||108 x 43 x 114 cm||108 x 43 x 114 cm||113 x 43 x 118 cm|
|Size - Folded||108 x 43 x 49 cm||108 x 43 x 49 cm||113 x 43 x 49 cm|
|Weight||12 kg||12.5 kg||14.2 kg|
|Output||250 watts (500W max)||250 watts (500W max)||300 watts (600W max)|
|Range||20 km (12 miles)||30 km (18 miles)||45 km (28 miles)|
|Top Speed||20 km/h (12 mph)||25km/h (16 mph)||25km/h (16 mph)|
|Front Brake||E-ABS (Regenerative) Disk||E-ABS (Regenerative) Disk||E-ABS (Regenerative) Disk|
|Max Climbing Angle||10%||
|Waterproof||IPX4: splash resistant||IPX4: splash resistant||IPX4: splash resistant|
|Charge Time||4 hours||5 hours||8 hours|