Today Xiaomi officially launched the Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 and the  Mi Electric Scooter 1S in the UK. However, they have already been launched in the past, and you can even buy the Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 from Halfords for £599.99

With a recent change in the law (for rentals) and a shift away from using cars since the pandemic, interest in electric scooters is no doubt high, and Xiaomi, arguably, has the best on the market.

The Xiaomi Scooter M365 is the one that gets universally recommended, so what is different with these new scooters?

Don't expect big upgrades – these are just more likely to comply with the law

Well for a start Xiaomi haven't sold the electric scooters themselves in the UK before, and I don't think the M365 is the official name for the UK.

There is effectively no meaningful difference between the M365 and the newly announced Xiaomi 1S with the exception of an added driving mode (speed) and upgraded LED display. Beyond that t looks like they have just made it more compatible with potential future legal requirements, which basically includes reflectors and a licence plate holder.

Similarly, the Xiaomi M365 Pro hasn't really been upgraded much, the new Xiaomi Pro 2 has the new LED display, reflectors and licence plate holder.

While a minor upgrade, the LED display will now show the speed, battery, distance & ride mode

Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 vs Mi Electric Scooter 1S

So with no real difference between the two pro models and the M365/1S let's look at what the added cost a Pro model gets you.

Basically, its just range. The 1s can go for 18.6 Miles / 30km then the Pro models can go for 28 miles / 45km.

The increased range adds to the weight, the 1S is 12.7G while the Pro and Pro 2 are 14.2 kg

Price and Availability

As I write this, Xiaomi hasn't announced their price yet, but the bikes are on sale at Halfords, so we can assume they will be the same

Xiaomi Mi Pro 2 Electric Scooter Features

  • Maximum speed 15.5mph
  • Maximum range in optimum conditions 28 Miles / 45km
  • Typical range in average conditions 20 Miles / 32km
  • Dual braking system – Automatic electronic regenerative brakes with E-ABS and rear disc brake
  • Skid resistant and shock absorbing 8.5 inch pneumatic tyres
  • Sophisticated cruise control system
  • Upgraded LED display with speed, battery level, distance and driving mode
  • Three speed modes – Speed, Normal and Eco
  • Brand new front, rear & side reflectors and a licence plate holder for added safety
  • Front, rear and brake lights
  • Smart phone enabled – connect via Bluetooth to the Mi Home App
  • 2 Year warranty – Official UK stockist

Xiaomi Mi 1S Electric Scooter Features

  • Maximum speed 15.5mph
  • Maximum range in optimum conditions 18.6 Miles / 30km
  • Typical range in average conditions 13 Miles / 21km
  • Dual braking system – Automatic electronic regenerative brakes with E-ABS and rear disc brake
  • Skid resistant and shock absorbing 8.5 inch pneumatic tyres
  • Sophisticated cruise control system
  • Upgraded LED display with speed, battery level, distance and driving mode
  • Three speed modes – Speed, Normal and Eco
  • Brand new front, rear & side reflectors and a licence plate holder for added safety
  • Front, rear and brake lights
  • Smart phone enabled – connect via Bluetooth to the Mi Home App
  • 2 Year warranty

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 vs  Mi Electric Scooter 1S vs Xiaomi Scooter M365 Specification Comparison

 Xiaomi M365 Xiaomi 1S Xiaomi M365 Pro Xiaomi Pro 2 
Max Range18.6 Miles / 30km18.6 Miles / 30km28 Miles / 45km28 Miles / 45km
Typical Rage*13 Miles / 21km13 Miles / 21km20 Miles / 32km20 Miles / 32km
Average Run Time*50 Minutes50 Minutes1 Hour 15 Minutes1 Hour 15 Minutes
Battery36v 7.8ah36v 7.6ah36v 12.8ah36v 12.8ah
Motor Power250W250W300W300W
Max Speed15.5mph15.5mph15.5mph15.5mph
Safety Features-Reflectors & license plate holder-Reflectors & license plate holder
Front BrakeAutomatic electronic regenerative brake with E-ABSAutomatic electronic regenerative brake with E-ABSAutomatic electronic regenerative brake with E-ABSAutomatic electronic regenerative brake with E-ABS
Rear BrakeDisc BrakeDisc BrakeDisc BrakeDisc Brake
Speed Modes2 - Normal and Eco3 - Speed, Normal and Eco3 - Speed, Normal and Eco3 - Speed, Normal and Eco
DisplayBasic LED display with battery & ride modeUpgraded LED display with speed, battery, distance & ride modeLED display with speed, battery & ride modeUpgraded LED display with speed, battery, distance & ride mode

Last update on 2020-12-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API