Xiaomi, which is dabbling in almost every aspect of the consumer hardware segment, has just announced a crowdfunding campaign for a new electric bike in China, the Himo T1. The price of the Himo T1 is 2,999 CNY, which translates to roughly Rs 30,000. This is not an electric scooter, but an electric bike, which means it is a normal bike that can be charged as you sell it.
The Homo T1’s design isn’t too fancy, but it does have a certain appeal to it. According to report by Gizmochina, the vehicle features a one-button start, multi-function combination switch, electronic display and 90mm wide tires. The Himo T1 is said to begin shipping from June 4. There is no information on whether Xiaomi plans to bring the e-scooter to India officially, but you can order it here through the website of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer.
The vehicle has a 350W brushless permanent magnet motor and is backed by a 14,000mAh lithium-ion battery. On a full charge, the bike can offer a range of 120 km. The maximum speed of the vehicle has not been mentioned. The Himo T1 also has a headlamp with a brightness of 18,000 cd and the company says it can illuminate up to 15 meters in high beams and 5 meters in low beams.
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