Xiaomi’s new Pro 2 electric scooter has launched and features some smart enhancements to the best-selling M365 Pro. The Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 is shaping up to be another big hit like its highly-rated predecessor.
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Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2: Quick Links
- Xiaomi Pro 2 Electric Scooter: Key Features
- Xiaomi Pro 2 Electric Scooter Review
- What’s New? Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 v Xiaomi M365 Pro
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Xiaomi Pro 2 Electric Scooter: Key Features
The Pro 2 has impressive features considering its excellent value cost.
- Maximum speed 15.5mph (25 km/h)
- Maximum range (optimum conditions) 28 miles / 45km
- Motor power 300 watts (maximum 600W)
- Max gradient 20% to tackle hills with ease
- Sophisticated cruise control mode for easy riding
- Three-speed modes: Sports), Standard and Pedestrian)
- Dual braking system: Front regenerative electrical anti-lock braking system (E-ABS) and rear disc brake
- Shock absorbing and skid resistant 8.5-inch (21.6cm) wheels
- Upgraded multi-functional LED display which includes: Speed, distance, driving mode and battery level
- Quick-folding minimalist design made from aerospace-grade aluminium alloy
- Lightweight 14.2kg (31.3lbs) for a premium electric scooter
- Front, rear and brake lights, and front, side and rear reflectors
- Battery charge time 8.5 hours and smart battery management system
- Smartphone enabled with the Mi Home app
Xiaomi Pro 2 Electric Scooter Review
The Xiaomi Pro 2 has smart improvements and handy new features, rather than a revolutionary change. The lack of more innovation may disappoint some, but as the saying goes, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.
Performance and power
The Pro 2 is Xiaomi’s premium scooter and packs plenty of power for frequent use on varied terrain. Speed, motor power and range combine with an enhanced battery to give it an edge compared to other scooters in its price range.
With a standard maximum speed of 25km/h (15.5mph), it’s in line with maximum speed restrictions trialled in the UK and rolled out throughout Europe. The UK e-scooter rental trial has a speed limit of 20km/h (12.4mph), which is the same as Germany, France and Denmark. At most, the UK is considering 25km/h (15.5mph), so road users don’t need anything faster.
Three-speed driving modes
The Xiaomi Pro 2 features three-speed driving modes: Sports, Standard and Pedestrian. Switching speeds is easy by double-clicking on the power button on your handlebar.
Suitable for commuting and when you need a boost, Sports mode is the fastest at 0-25km/h (0-15.5mph). For everyday use and cruising, Standard gives you 0-20km/h (0-12.4mph). And to slow right down, the Pedestrian mode is 0-5km/h (0-3.1mph).
Together with the built-in sophisticated cruise control, the Xiaomi Pro 2 makes it easy to control your speed depending on your surroundings.
The 300 watts front-wheel motor (maximum 600W) packs a punch, which makes the Pro 2 perfect for frequent use and handling tricky terrain and steeper slopes. The proven 300W motor is a key feature which sets it apart from the 250W motor Xiaomi 1S.
The Xiaomi Pro 2 powers up hills with ease and handles gradients up to 20%. And with a maximum load of 100kg, it’s suitable for most riders. If you’re going to be riding in a hilly area and are closer to 100kg in weight, you’ll need the power of the Pro 2.
For longer distance commutes and leisure riding, the Xiaomi Pro 2 has you covered. An impressive 45km (28 miles) range means you’ll go the extra mile, in fact, 50% more miles range compared to the 1S.
Keep in mind that range is dependent on several factors including load weight, scooter speed, road conditions, wind speed and temperature.
Improvements to the Xiaomi Pro 2’s battery life are two-fold.
The front-wheel kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) has received a full upgrade. The transfer of converted energy when braking and easing off the throttle is more efficient, which has increased battery life. The Mi Home App allows you to adjust the energy recovery efficiency to suit your individual needs.
Further improvements are via the fifth generation battery management system (BMS). Six smart protections keep the battery safe and extend battery life. Again, the Mi Home App is used to monitor the battery condition.
Finally, the Xiaomi Pro 2 battery takes 8.5 hours to fully charge, which makes it ideal for overnight charging.
Safety and handling
Xiaomi’s range of new e-scooters have upgraded safety and handling features, and none more so than the premium Pro 2. Together, the wheels and tyres, dual braking system, lights and reflectors and rigorous testing have combined for increased safety.
Wheels and tyres
The new generation of shock-absorbent and skid-resistant 8.5″ (21.6cm) pneumatic tyres makes the Xiaomi Pro 2 easy to handle with a smoother ride. Not only does it soften the ride on flat roads, but it’s also comfortable on bumpier surfaces like gravel, dirt and grass.
Comfort doesn’t come at the experience of toughness, however, with Xiaomi stating a three times increase in durability to their puncture-resistant tyres.
A dual braking system acts in tandem to ensure safe stopping with shorter braking distances. The rear disc brake and front E-ABS regenerative braking anti-lock braking system activate each other for precise braking.
The rear brake is easy to control (like a bike) by a lever on the left-hand handlebar.
Lights and reflectors
Enhanced lights and new reflectors combine for increased visibility and greater safety during the day and night. For starters, a 2 watts ultra-bright headlight enables you to see further in the dark, and its new design reduces dazzle.
The upgraded bigger and brighter rear light works automatically to get you seen at night. And when braking, it blinks as a warning to vehicles and pedestrians behind you.
New front, side and rear reflectors provide extra safety.
At the launch event, Xiaomi was keen to highlight the Pro 2’s rigorous safety testing. TUV Rheinland – the highly-regarded German company – did the testing and certification which included 29 new safety features.
Xiaomi also boasted 15 hours of random vibration testing, up to 250kg static load testing and 25km distance testing with 110kg weight and road brake performance testing.
It’s clear that safety is of utmost importance to Xiaomi and there’s even a safety video you must watch before you can use the scooter.
Ease of use: Riding and transporting
The Xiaomi Pro 2 scooter is easy to ride and move around. Intuitive controls, an improved multi-functional dashboard, a stylish and robust design, straightforward portability and transport, and an enhanced app – makes it easy to use all-round.
The Xiaomi Pro 2 controls consist of one button with multiple functions, an acceleration button (which also controls the automatic front brake) and a rear manual brake.
The button beneath the display has three uses:
- On/off – press the button once to turn it on and hold it for three seconds to turn it off
- Speed modes – double press the button to switch between the three-speed modes
- Lights – while the scooter is on, press the button once to turn the lights on or off
A prominent thumb-controlled throttle on the right handlebar activates the smooth acceleration. When released, it initiates the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) and brakes slowly.
On the left handlebar, a bike-like brake lever activates the more powerful back disk brake. And further inside, there’s a thumb-controlled bell.
For easy access to the controls and a safer more comfortable ride, the rubber and plastic compound handlebar grips keep your hands in the right place.
As well as housing the control button, the multi-functional dashboard’s LED display provides eight kinds of useful information. At a glance, you can check riding speed (switchable between mph and km/h), speed mode, power, and your Bluetooth, lights and lock status.
It also displays the current battery status on a five-bar scale. And the temperature and service warning lights complete the set.
Design and build
The Xiaomi Pro 2 has a stylish and clean all-black minimalist design and made from robust aerospace-grade aluminium alloy. The front-wheel has a red circular design element (unique to the Pro 2), and there are two yellow reflectors on each side.
With an IP45 rating, the Xiaomi Pro 2 has sufficient protection against dust and splashes of water from any angle. It’s water-resistant enough to handle light rain, but exposure to more moisture may cause damage to the scooter.
The maximum rider weight of 100 kg (15.75 st) is the same as Xiaomi’s 1S and Essential scooters. However, the Pro is slightly longer and more comfortable with an additional 50mm (2 inches) deck length.
For people on the heavier side, Pure Electric’s Pure Air and more premium Pure Air Pro electric scooters can carry up to 120 kg. And crucially, if you’re riding in wetter conditions, both these models offer a more water-resistant IP55 rating.
The handlebar is fixed height and not adjustable. After unboxing your scooter, you’ll need to assemble the handlebar. It’s a quick job which requires fixing four screws.
Transporting and portability
Weighing 14.2 kg (31.3 lbs), the Xiaomi Pro 2 is easy to move around and on the lighter side compared to other similar electric scooters. If you’ll be transferring between riding and public transport or carrying it upstairs, a few kilos less weight makes all the difference.
The Pro 2 folds down quickly in three seconds. And with a folded weight of 490mm (19.3″) height, 430mm (16.9″) width and 1130mm (44.5″) it’ll fit in the boot of most cars and is stores easily.
Mi Home App
With Xiaomi’s Mi Home App ‘your smart driving assistant’ you can monitor your ride information and change your settings. The main dashboard displays your speed, average speed and distance in imperial or metric, and your current battery level.
Other useful functionality includes customising your cruise control, the energy recovery strength and backlight settings. And you can enjoy new features to enhance your experience with firmware upgrades.
Xiaomi has done it again. The Pro 2 is a premium, high-quality and feature-rich scooter at an unbeatable price. Like its predecessor, it’s an excellent all-round package that’ll be hard to beat.
Iterative improvements over the M365 Pro may disappoint many, but a proven best-seller doesn’t need revolutionary changes. For sure, the Pro 2 is another big hit, so go out and buy one today.
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.
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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