The increasing impact of the automobiles on the environment is a matter of concern. So, most of the automobile manufacturing companies are lining up or working on launching EVs – electric vehicles in the domestic and international markets.
Chinese tech giant Xiaomi, better known for its mobile phones in India, has been launching a number of electric mobility options in China. Until now, they launched a number of e-cycles, electric self-balancing scooter, kick scooters, a Ninebot Electric Gokart, and much more.
Now, the company has launched a minimalist, in a budget electric bike in China, named the Himo T1. It is their first ever electric mopped and appears to be a mix of a moped and a step through. It is priced at 2,999 Chinese Yuan ( around Rs 31,110).
The electric moped looks like a bike but also has pedals which make it more of an e-bike than a normal cycle. The T1 utilizes a 350W rated brushless permanent magnet motor which is powered by a 14,000mAh Li-ion battery with a nominal voltage of 48V, that also provides 14Ah/ 28Ah energy options. The 14Ah gives the moped a range of 60km, whereas the battery pack that is rated at 28Ah, increases the range to 120km.
The moped weighs just 53kg. The company also claimed that the Xiaomi HIMO Electric Bicycle T1 is based on a patented design and the parts are carefully selected based on the fire-resistant materials and paint. As for the meter, it comes with a high-sensitive digital display that adopts based on the light.
Moreover, Xiomi Himo T1 comes integrated with one-touch button start, multi-function combination switch, and 90 mm wide and 8mm thick high-elastic rubber tires.
Braking on the moped is handled by a disc up front and a drum at the rear. The electric moped also uses full-LED lighting and an all-digital instrument cluster. The cluster displays information like battery percentage, speed and time. In addition, its headlight with 18,000 cd brightness (as claimed by the manufacturer) can illuminate 15 meters on high beam and 5 meters on low beam.
As the company announced, Xiomi Himo T1 is expected to reach buyers this year in China from June 4.