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Launched on Monday at MWC 2023, the Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Ultra is the first e-scooter from the manufacturer to feature dual suspension. Along with the self-healing, tubeless Xiaomi DuraGell tires, this new feature should ensure smoother rides even on cobblestone streets and other bumpy terrain.
As the name implies, the Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Ultra is an upgrade from the 4 Pro, previously the best performing product in the company’s scooter range. The Ultra features a beefier motor (rated for max 940W, versus max 700W on the Pro), which lets it tackle hills more easily and go farther on a single charge. The Electric Scooter 4 Ultra should be able to handle inclines of up to 25%, versus 20% on the Pro model. The rated autonomy of the Scooter 4 Ultra is around 70km (~43 miles), or 15km (~9 miles) more than the Pro. As always, real-life performance will depend heavily on the weight of the user, road conditions, and speed.
First e-scooter from Xiaomi to feature dual suspension
The beefed-up performance comes with the drawback of added weight. The Electric Scooter 4 Ultra is around 50% heavier than the Pro, hitting 24.5kg. The new Xiaomi scooter is still foldable and relatively compact though — when the handlebar is collapsed, it measures around 53cm by 120cm.
Top speed hits 25 km/h (~16 mph), but that’s in the performance mode. A slower mode called “S” will give you improved battery life in exchange for lower max speeds, while the so-called Pedestrian mode tops up at a leisurely 6km/h.
We had a quick look at the scooter at MWC and we liked the new suspensions in particular. The riding platform visibly bounced up and down under the weight of a 70kg rider, which is a promising sign for comfort on bumpy roads. The materials and finish felt well put together as well.
The Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Ultra will sell for €1,000 (~$1,055) and be available around the world.