Xiaomi’s new Mi Pro 2 electric scooter launches soon in the UK in August 2020. It’s more of an upgrade of the existing popular M365 Pro than any groundbreaking changes. But hey, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel when you have a highly-rated and world-beating e-scooter.
Like the new Xiaomi Mi 1S electric scooter (which replaces the M365), however, the new Mi Pro 2 does have some improvements and updates to its predecessor. And to complete the line-up is the new entry-level Xiaomi Mi Essential electric scooter.
Let’s get straight to the Xiaomi Pro 2 review which includes a comparison of the Xiaomi Pro 2 v Xiaomi Pro.
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Xiaomi Mi Pro 2: Quick Links
- What’s New? Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 v Xiaomi M365 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 Electric Scooter Review
- Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 Features
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What’s New? Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 v Xiaomi M365 Pro
The Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 has a series of upgrades compared to the Xiaomi M365 Pro which includes; safety features, a new and improved multi-functional LED display, a new rear mudguard with brack and internal enhancements.
There’re enough changes to call it an upgrade, albeit a minor one, but as the saying goes, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’ And an early look suggests there’s no price increase, so you’ll get more value at no extra cost.
So, what’s new in the Xiaomi Mi Pro 2?
New and improved safety features
- shock absorbing skid-resistant 8.5-inch pneumatic tyres
- new front, rear and side reflectors and space to mount a number plate
Upgraded multi-functional LED display
- includes speed, battery, distance and driving mode
Improved rear mudguard (fender)
- a new rear mudguard with bracket (a welcome addition as the old version didn’t have a bracket and were prone to break easily)
Subtle design changes
- the external wire at the bottom of the handlebar is black and housed neater in the Pro 2, instead of red wiring before
- yellow and red front-wheel trim, instead of just red
There’s also some chatter about an extension to the battery life and a better battery management system; however, I’ve also seen comparison tables which shows no difference in battery life to the Pro. So, I’ll wait for more news on that and update accordingly.
The all-around reflectors and number plate have no doubt been introduced to satisfy the new laws in Germany. Recently, e-scooters are now officially allowed on the streets in Germany, and both of these features are required.
There’s a fair chance the UK will also make all-around reflectors and licence plate holder mandatory when they finally allow electric scooters on the road. So, buying the Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 will future-proof you against those requirements.
Before we move on check out the new Xiaomi Mi 1S v M365 comparison, where we compare another of Xiaomi’s new additions, against the world’s best-selling e-scooter.
Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 Electric Scooter Review
The Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 has dropped M365 from its model name and builds on the earlier Pro version with some minor modifications. UK and EU models are due for release in August 2020.
Power and speed
The Xiaomi Pro 2 is an impressive machine with a maximum speed of 15mph (25.5 km/h) powered by a 300 watts motor. It boasts three-speed settings – speed, normal and eco – and sophisticated cruise control.
A demonstration of its power is the max climbing angle of 20 degrees which means it will handle most hills with ease.
Maximum range and battery
The travel range is up to 20 miles (45km) and its sophisticated battery management system and kinetic energy storage means you’ll go the extra mile. And it takes eight hours to charge the high-quality battery, which is ideal for overnight charging.
Design and build
The Pro 2 has a minimalist folding design made from aerospace-grade aluminium alloy. For the launch, it’s only available in black, apart from some red and yellow front-wheel trim, and yellow side reflectors.
It’s a robust build which feels sturdy and weighs 14.2kg, which is what you’d expect for a scooter in this class. Similar to other Xiaomi models, it’s easy to fold and unfold in a matter of seconds.
The handlebar is fixed height and not adjustable. After unboxing your scooter, you’ll need to assemble the handlebar. It’s a quick job and requires fixing four screws.
Wheels and tyres
Xiaomi has resisted the trend to go bigger and retains 8.5-inch (21.6cm) wheels like its predecessor. Shock-absorbant and skid-resistant tyres make the scooter easy to control and softens the ride, while also helping to prevent punctures.
Dual braking system
The Xiaomi Pro 2 has a dual braking system. On the front, an automatic electronic regenerative brake with E-ABS (anti-lock braking system). For the rear, a disc brake controlled like a bike with a lever on the left-hand handlebar.
Lights and reflectors
On the front, there’s an ultra-bright light for extra safety at night. On the rear, a red backlight which flashes when braking as a warning to pedestrians and other vehicles.
Also, new reflectors on the front, rear and side are for extra safety, and there’s a number plate holder.
Multi-functional LED display
The multi-functional LED displays speed, battery, distance and driving mode. And also, tells you if you require any repairs. One button controls on and off, and when riding, it controls the speed modes and lights.
Connect your Xiaomi Pro 2 to the Mi Home app to get more detailed information when using your scooter and more advanced features like remaining mileage which shows you how long until you need to recharge your battery.
Xiaomi’s Mi Pro 2 electric scooter has some improvements over its predecessor, but there’s not much change apart from it’s a proven world-class scooter. Sometimes small changes are better than anything revolutionary, and while that may be a disappointment to many, Xiaomi is banking on its existing Pro pedigree.
Coming in at the same good-value price as the earlier version, the Xiaomi Pro 2 will be another big hit. That wraps up my Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 review for now.
Look out for updates as I get more news when it comes in.
Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 Features
- Maximum speed 15.5mph (25 km/h)
- Maximum range (optimum conditions) 28 miles / 45km
- Motor power 300 watts (maximum 600W)
- Sophisticated cruise control mode for easy riding
- Three speed modes: Speed, Normal and Eco
- Max gradient 20% to tackle hills with ease
- Dual braking system – Automatic electronic regenerative brakes with E-ABS and rear disc brake
- Shock absorbing and skid resistant 8.5-inch (21.6cm) wheels
- Upgraded multi-functional LED display includes: Speed, distance, driving mode and battery level
- Quick-folding minimalist design made from aerospace-grade aluminium alloy
- Front and rear lights with all-around reflectors
- Battery charge time 8.5 hours and smart battery management system
- Smartphone enabled with the Mi Home app
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Xiaomi Mi Pro 2
Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 frequently asked questions (FAQs):
✅ When can I buy a Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 in the UK?
The Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 is launching in the UK and available to buy in August 2020.
✅ What are the Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 key features?
The Xiaomi Pro 2 key features are maximum speed 15.5mph (25km), up to 28 miles (45km) range and 300W (maximum 600W) motor power.
✅ Where can I buy a Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 e-scooter?
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