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Xiaomi Himo T1 electric moped with a range of 120km launched in China

Aditya Chatterjee  | Published: April 30, 2019, 12:18 PM IST

Electric is literally the buzz word lately with many automobile manufacturers lining up or working on launching EVs - electric vehicles in the domestic and international markets. And now there's a new name in that line-up who are not known for automobiles but cellphones and other electronic devices. Tech giant Xiaomi has launched their first ever electric moped called the Himo T1 in China. It has been priced at 2,999 CNY that roughly amounts to Rs 31,000, excluding the taxes and import duty.

The Xiaomi Himo T1 electric is essentially a moped that comes with pedals. As listed on the company's crowdfunding website, the T1 is being offered in two versions with power outputs 14Ah and 28Ah respectively. The moped is equipped with 350 W brushless permanent magnet motor powered by 14,000 mAh lithium-ion battery. The base model has a riding range of 60Km while the top-spec version offers a single charge riding distance of 120km. This electric moped comes with one-button start, multi-function combination switch, electronic display, and 90 mm wide and 8mm thick high-elastic rubber tyres. The moped comes with dual-brake system, disc on the front and drum on the rear, reports a portal. Doing the suspension duty are telescopic forks at the front and conventional shock absorbers at the rear. Additionally, it gets headlight with an 18,000 cd brightness which, as claimed by the manufacturer, can illuminate 15 meters on high beam and 5 meters on low beam.

Xiaomi has already announced the delivery date for the Himo T1 in China which is June 4. However, if the company has any plans of launching the same in India is still not known.

In other news, Revolt Intellicorp Pvt. Ltd. has successfully homologated their first AI-based electric motorcycle. The company, owned by Rahul Sharma, one of the co-founders of Micromax mobiles, claims that this makes its soon to be launched (and yet to be named) motorcycle the first electric motorcycle in the country to boast an ARAI certified range, which in its case is an impressive-sounding 156km. More details here.

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