Xiaomi in Australia has released new electric scooters to upgrade its current product lineup. The Xiaomi Electric Scooter 1S is an upgrade of the Xiaomi M365 electric scooter, while the Xioami Pro 2 is an upgrade of the Xiaomi M365 Pro. While these efforts are good for beginners who are buying their first electric scooter, it won’t satisfy current Xiaomi owners.
The Mearth S Pro electric scooter, which was released this month, is a good contender for the Xioami Pro 2. They’re both long-range commuter electric scooters in the same price range. Should you stick with a popular name or choose an Australian scooter brand?
|Features||Mearth S Pro||Xiaomi Pro 2|
|Motor||350W (max 750W)||300 W (max 600W)|
|Top Speed||32 km/h||25 km/h|
|Maximum Range||45 km||45 km|
|Tyres||10” pneumatic tyres||8.5” pneumatic|
Regenerative (front) disc (rear)
|Battery Capacity||350Wh||474 Wh|
|Charging Time||3-4 hours||8-9 hours|
|Speed Modes||Eco, Standard, Sports||Pedestrian, Standard, Sports|
|Extras||5W headlight, brake light, advanced colour display||2W headlight, brake light, rear reflector, LED display, mobile app|
Mearth S Pro vs Xiaomi Pro 2 Electric Scooter
There is little difference between the two electric scooters. Whenever one contender falls short in one a feature, it answers back with another.
The Mearth S Pro is faster than the Xiaomi Pro 2 but you’ll have to follow the 25 km/h speed limit in Australia, so this doesn’t matter much in the end. They both have good acceleration and the same hill climb performance. The Mearth S Pro has little bit more power to catch up with the Xiaomi Pro 2. They both have the same tested range of 40 km on a single charge. The Xiaomi Pro 2 has higher battery capacity, but the Mearth S Pro reaches full charge much faster.
You won’t find dual suspension in this price range, but Mearth S Pro compensates with 10-inch tyres. It’s a little bit lighter than the Xiaomi Pro 2, but they’re both compact enough. The Mearth S Pro has a brighter headlight, but the Xiaomi has a bigger taillight and a mobile app.
Which Electric Scooter Should You Buy?
Mearth S Pro is a long-range commuter electric scooter that’s more comfortable to ride. Pneumatic tyres can’t substitute for suspension, so you’ll need definitely need bigger tyres for long trips. The other disadvantages can easily be substituted – electric scooter accessories are affordable and there are free mileage tracker apps for android and iOs. While the Xiaomi is a popular electric scooter brand, having local support and after-sales service trumps that in the long run.