With the Xiaomi M365, the Chinese tech company has launched one of the best-selling e- scooters on the market. Not only is this e-scooter popular with the general public, but also used by larger e-scooter companies such as Bird, who added the M365 for their fleet.
This is the Xiaomi M365
The Xiaomi M365 was launched in 2016 with an average price ranging between €350-€400, making it the best value for choice, when compared to the other models of the same quality. The electric motor is located in the front wheel, making the M365 a front wheel drive scooter. The double braking system is located in both the front and rear wheels, which gives it a short braking distance.
Pro’s and Con’s
|+||Very solid quality, at a competitive price||-||Screw in the folding system can come loose quickly|
|+||Easy to use||-||Tyres are relatively prone to punctures|
|+||Equipped with a handy app to monitor consumption||-||The height of the handlebar cannot be adjusted|
Features of the Xiaomi M365
The Xiaomi M365 was one of the best-selling e-scooters of 2019 in the UK, and has continued its success into 2020. Here are the essential things you need to know about the M365:
1. Easy to fold
The Xiaomi Mijia M365 is a foldable electric scooter that is easy to take with you. This is quite practical, as there are not many secure locks for e-scooters yet. To fold it, all you have to do is flip the lever down, and the bell automatically clicks into place on the rear wheel. Within 5 seconds you will have your Xiaomi M365 tucked away in a nice little package.
It is compact enough to store anywhere – including the office or other workplaces.
3. Equipped with three speed modes
Looking for speed, or something more relaxed? You will have a choice of what mode you would like to drive in by easily adjusting the mode with a button on the front panel. The M365 has three different modes in total – Eco, Normal/Standard and Sports mode:
● ECO mode Save energy by driving more kilometres with the same battery charge. This gives you a range of 30 km/h and a maximum speed of 15 km/h.
● Normal/Standard mode This is also called the ‘cruise control’ mode. With a maximum speed of about 18 km/h.
● Sports mode With this mode, you can reach the maximum speed of 25 km/h. NOTE: This will reduce your range a bit.
3. Discover your use with the ‘Mi Home’ app
M365 via both iOs and Android. This can be found under the name ‘Mi Home’. With this app, you can connect to the e-scooter via Bluetooth and find out how fast you are going in real-time, how much battery life you have left and other interesting data. It also tells you if there are any new firmware updates available.
Do you want to stay up to date with all statistics while driving? Then use a Xiaomi M365 phone holder.
4. The tyres
The Xiaomi M365 is equipped with two 8.5-inch inflatable tyres that dampen vibrations when driving on uneven grass or unpaved roads at high speeds. A frequently mentioned disadvantage of this e-scooter is that the tyres relatively often go flat. You can replace these tires yourself, but they can be a bit pricey.
It is good to know that all other parts of the M365 are fairly easy to (dis)assemble with a simple Allen key.
Xiaomi M365 VS. Xiaomi M365 Pro
In your search for the Xiaomi M365, you might have come across its big brother: the Xiaomi M365 Pro. The biggest difference is the new display, an extended range and a stronger electric motor. In addition, the M365 Pro has a larger surface area to stand on and a larger brake disc. These improvements also bring a slightly larger price tag.
Xiaomi M365 alternative: Ninebot ES2
Ninebot by Segway ES2: this scooter looks a little sturdier and more modern than the M365. Segway has built its reputations over many years, by making top quality electric vehicles. Just like the M365, it is an ideal means of transport for distances up to 30 km.
Want to buy a Xiaomi M365?
If you would like to find out more about this e-scooter, you can read our Xiaomi M365 review. If you are already convinced of the M365’s quality, then this e-scooter is available through several webshops. Here you will find the best price:
Xiaomi M365 Prices
Specification: Xiaomi M365