- The Xiaomi Himo T1 will be offered with two distance ranges - 60 Km and 120 Km
- Powering the motor is a 14,000 mAh lithium-ion battery
- The electric moped has got all-LED lighting
- It also features a digital instrument screen
Xiaomi - the tech giant known for manufacturing smartphones, laptops, mobile applications and other electronics has launched its first electric moped in China, called the Himo T1. The Beijing headquartered tech company has priced the Himo T1 at 2,999 CNY (Chinese Yuan). This amount is equivalent to INR 31,000 (excluding other taxes and import duty). Xiaomi has also launched some e-bikes in China earlier but, the Himo T1 is a more significant offering.
The Xiaomi Himo T1 uses a 350 W brushless permanent magnet motor that gets power from a 14,000 mAh lithium-ion battery. The Himo T1 is offered in two power outputs - 14Ah and 28Ah. The base-variant of Xiaomi's electric moped has a range of 60 Km and the top-variant has a distance range of 120 Km in a single charge. The e-moped also has pedals.
The Himo T1 is shod with 90mm wide and 8mm thick high-elastic tyre. Suspension duties are carried by telescopic forks at the front and conventional twin shock absorbers at the rear. The Xiaomi Himo T1 is equipped all-LED lighting that claims to light up 15m on high-beam and 5m on low beam. It also features a digital instrument screen that shows speed and battery range. Braking duty on the Himo T1 is carried by a disc brake at the front and a drum set-up at the rear. It is also equipped with a sturdy luggage rack at the back. Xiaomi raised Rs 8.76 crore through its fundraiser website for Himo T1.
The company has no plans to launch the Himo T1 in India anytime soon. But, a number of companies, including startups and established brands are working on their electric vehicles. Ather Energy is already in expansion mode and planning to enter Chennai after a successful run in Bengaluru. Revolt Intellicorp is also prepping up to launch its AI enabled naked streetfighter. The Indian government's FAME 2 scheme is aimed at promoting EV adoption in India and it can herald an EV revolution in India.