Smart means of movement of Xiaomi are on everyone’s lips. After the Xiaomi E-Scooter M365 was released last December, some online shops have again listed an electric scooter called “Xiaomi EUNI ES808”. What this has to do with it, you will learn in this post!
“Xiaomi” EUNI ES808
“There is a new and better Xiaomi E-Scooter?” – If you just recently decided to use the Xiaomi M365 Scooter , you could get snapping! What initially looks like a new Xiaomi product is not quite true. Some online shops have listed with the Xiaomi EUNI ES808 an electric scooter, which seems to be an Xiaomi scooter of the 2nd generation.
A research on the Chinese Google counterpart “Baidu”, however, reveals that hardly a Chinese website has listed the EUNI ES808 as a Xiaomi product. Also the official Xiaomi website and the Chinese Xiaomi Forum provide no information about the EUNI E-Scooter. Instead, there are indications for “JD Finance” , a Chinese Corwdfunding platform. According to this, the EUNI ES808 Scooter project was launched in 2015 and financing was completed in October 2016. Manufacturer of the electroroller is the “iRiding (Xiamen) Technology Co., Ltd.” (骑 记), which was already established in 2012. So what has Xiaomi got with this product? Well, Xiaomi is listed on the project site as one of the investors. A further point is that the iRiding (Xiamen) Technology Co., Ltd has been a Xiaomi subcontractor since 2014, and is responsible for the Xiaomi QiCYCLE Road R1 and the Xiaomi QiCYCLE Electric Bike EF1.
Why is EUNI Scooter still listed by individual shops as Xiaomi product? The reason is that Xiaomi is one of the most famous electronics manufacturers in China. Xiaomi products are selling better. In the widest sense, one even gets a Xiaomi product because the electronics giant is known to distribute individual lines entirely to subcontractors, such as the iRiding (Xiamen) Technology Co., Ltd.
EUNI ES808 Xiaomi E-Scooter
Before we go into the specifications of the EUNI ES808, let’s look at a comparison to the Xiaomi E-Scooter. Please note that the EUNI scooter has a “standard” design and a “high-capacity” design. The same applies to the Xiaomi Scooter, which is also available in a “standard” version and the so-called “Youth Edition”. The main difference is with both models in battery performance.
If you want to see the EUNI E-Scooter in action, check out this (Korean) video!
The EUNI ES808 is a foldable stepper with an electromotor. When folded, it will bring the scooter to a transportable size of 112 x 43.5 x 51 cm. The weight is 13.2 and 13.5 kg , respectively, depending on whether you choose the standard model or the high-capacity model. To facilitate the transport, the scooter is equipped with two small rollers, which allows you to pull it like a trolley behind you. The scooter folds up to a size of 106 x 110 x 51 cm. Interestingly, the EUNI electric rocker is designed to IPX5is protected against water from all directions. Although you should not drive through puddles, a ride with rain should not be able to do anything to the scooter. Further equipment features include an LED headlamp, a brake light and a horn.
Drive, power and brakes
The e-scooter is powered by an electric motor with a rated output of 250W. The power supply is via an LG lithium-ion battery with an energy of 187.2 / 230.4 Wh (depending on the model), which corresponds to a capacity of 5200 or 6400 mAh at a voltage of 42V. The maximum possible range is 20 km with the standard model and 25 km with the High Capacity version. In contrast to the Xiaomi pendant, the EUNI Scooter has a throttle handle instead of an acceleration switch. The top speedthe manufacturer specifies at 20 km/h for both models. Gradients are mastered up to a maximum of 12°. The charging time of the EUNI E-Scooter is extremely small with only 2 or 2.5 hours. An overvoltage protection ensures that voltage, temperature and charging time are monitored automatically and in real time. Braking is electronically and mechanically via the so-called “Dual Power Off Brake System”, which prevents an abrupt or uncertain deceleration.
Computer and app
The speed, the distance traveled and the battery status can be easily read off via a computer with a display. At the same time, it is also possible to display all data via an app. The app is available for both Android and iOS mobile devices. The connection is via Bluetooth. A theft protection is also on board.
In China, the standard model currently costs 1998 yuan, which equals about €256. The high-capacity model is worth 2399 yuan, which is about 308€. It can therefore be assumed that the import price will fall soon. To what extent the EUNI ES808 is the better “Xiaomi Scooter” will have to show. As soon as a test sample reaches us, the detailed test report follows at this point! One should also note with this vehicle that there is no operating license and the Scooter is not allowed to be used in public transport!