Xiaomi has presented a new model of electric scooter within the framework of MWC 2023: the Electric Scooter 4 Ultra, which is positioned in the very high-end segment with its price of 999 euros.
Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 got off to a great start in Barcelona. Xiaomi has made endless announcements of all kinds, from its new Xiaomi 13 Lite, Xiaomi 13 (our grip) and Xiaomi 13 Pro (which we have already tested), to a very elegant connected watch and new headphones with active noise reduction.
The mobility niche has not been neglected either, since the Chinese manufacturer has unveiled a new model of electric scooter, the Electric Scooter 4 Ultra. This is the Ultra version of the Electric Scooter 4, also available in Pro. And as its name suggests, the technical sheet goes even further than usual.
Great autonomy in the menu
To begin with, this Electric Scooter 4 Ultra is the first in the Xiaomi catalog to incorporate a double suspension system, front and rear. This gives it a more adventurous side, and also and above all it should improve the comfort of the machine. Which won’t hurt given the lackluster comfort found on the Scooter 4 Pro.
To avoid unexpected punctures, 10-inch Xiaomi DuraGel tires have been installed: they are wider, we can read in the press release sent to the editorial office, but also self-sealing.
Another novelty to highlight: the maximum power of the motor, which amounts to 949 Wh instead of the 700 W of the Pro model. If this does not allow you to go faster on the flat, the legal limit being 25 km/h, this gain in Performance will help you, on the other hand, to climb positive slopes of 25%, compared to 20% in the Pro iteration.
Very heavy on the scale
Autonomy is also gaining ground: 70 km in total, although you should rarely reach this range. In fact, this radius of action was obtained by Xiaomi on a flat road, with a user of 75 kg, plus a load of 5 kg, driving at 15 km/h. In the city, speeds of 20 and 25 km/h are generally very easy to achieve.
However, the range of this machine should easily exceed 50 km anyway. The battery charges in 6.5 hours.
The other main change that could cool more than one and more concerns the weight: 25kg (17.5kg for the Pro). This significant weight inevitably affects intermodality, since moving such a load by arm’s length on public transport becomes a damned difficult task for most users.
On the safety side, Xiaomi has installed a drum brake at the front and an electromagnetic brake at the rear. Widened handlebar, IP55 (protected against splashing water), Bluetooth connectivity, foldable, supports a load of 120 kg, made of aluminum: here are the rest of the technical data to remember.
Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Ultra: price and availability
Finally, we must mention a new driving mode: Sport+, which promisesnice smooth acceleration“, without us having more details about him.
Here, the Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Ultra is placed in a completely new price segment: 999 euros, or 200 euros difference with the Scooter 4 Pro that suddenly loses a lot of interest in the face of this version. We will have to wait until April 20, the day of its official premiere, to find out.
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