Xiaomi has announced the launch of Mi QiCycle Electric Folding Bike in China at RMB2999, which is approximately Rs. 30000. Manufactured in a compact format, Xiaomi revealed that when the bike is folded it can be small enough to fit into the boot of cars.
Even though the pricing is high than conventional bikes, electric bikes are very popular in China and the companys previous offerings were well accepted by auto enthusisats.
Powered by a 250W 36V motor, the Mi QiCycle Electric Folding Bike receives juice from 20 Panasonic 18650 batteries providing 2900mAh each. The bike make use of an unique technique named Torque Measurement Method to find out how much assistance to give the rider when pedalling.
The moton on the Mi QiCycle Electric Folding Bike is capable of giving 45 kilometer on a single charge and are the same batteries used by Tesla in their electric cars.
The bike is also equipped with sensors that automatically keep track of the bike’s state and features like GPS navigation. If the battery power runs out, then there is a Shimano 3-speed gearbox, which provides the required backup power.
Integrated with a Battery Management System (BMS), the Mi QiCycle Electric Folding Bike keeps track of the condition of the bike’s battery and also to ensure that it is operating within the required safety limits. The bike provides a handlebar-mounted display unit that will provide the real-time status report of the bike, distance covered, and calories burnt.
You can also pair a phone call to the bike via a dedicated app. There are conflicting reports about the weight of the bike. While few reports sya that the weight is 14.5 kilograms, there are few unconfirmed reports that the weight is 7 kilograms.
We don’t have any confirmation as to when the Mi QiCycle Electric Folding Bike will be available for sale in Chnia and international markets like India.
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