Xiaomi’s Cute Electric Moped Is Cheaper Than The OnePlus 7

It is a low-speed model with a range of 70km (Pro version)

  • Made by Xiaomi’s sub-brand, 70mai.
  • Top-speed is capped off at 25kmph.
  • Sold on Xiaomi’s crowdfunding site, Youpin.

Xiaomi is one of the hottest smartphone makers out there. While mobile phones remain its core focus, the Chinese brand has been trying to enter into other markets as well, including urban electric mobility. Now, Xiaomi has released a new product called the A1 (and its superior trim, the A1 Pro), the latest addition to the company’s cute, cost-conscious electric offerings.

Produced by Xiaomi’s sub-brand, 70mai, the A1 and A1 Pro are somewhat of a cross between an e-bike and e-scooter, kind of like a moped. You could use it with only pedal power but without any pedal assist function. You can even remove the pedals altogether.

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The A1’s styling is minimalistic. Its bare underbone chassis is visible and the body panels, covering the electronics and batteries, are rectangular and simple. The floorboard is pretty narrow, which forces your legs to jut out.

In terms of features, the A1 gets a colour screen while the A1 Pro gets a touchscreen unit. Voice-activated controls come standard on both variants and so does an onboard 1080p dash cam, capable of recording 90 minutes worth of footage.

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The hub motor specs of the A1 haven’t been shared as yet. What is known is that the electric moped can reach a top speed of 25kmph and go 60km on a single charge. On the Pro trim, the range is bumped up by a further 10km. The batteries are removable as you can charge them remotely as well.

A simple telescopic fork and twin rear shocks suspend the A1 at both ends. The scooter uses a front disc-rear drum brake setup, running on skinny 16-inch rims.

Xiaomi is asking 2,999 yuan (Rs 31,800 approx) for the A1 and 3,999 (Rs 42,400) for the A1 Pro. The scooters, sold via Xiaomi’s crowdfunding website Youpin, have gone on sale in China. It seems highly unlikely that the A1 or the A1 Pro will make their way into the country. But as an urban mobility product, it has certainly piqued our curiosity.

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  • Hemant
    Hemant | 1 month ago Pls don't sell these Chinese products to us 2 Reply
    sambhu | 1 month ago Yes, let's not use Chinese products from now on. I'd rather take Ola cab and pay our local driver using Paytm, than buy this. Please share your hatred for China across TikTok. 2 Reply
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