Xiaomi has introduced the new Himo H1, an extreme folding electric bike designed with an emphasis on portability.
The Himi H1 can be folded to achieve a compact size that is no bigger than an A3 paper, weighing just 13kg. The entire structure is foldable, including the handlebar, all having folding locks.
First, both wheels fold under the frame, then the frame folds in half, then the seat post folds followed by the seat itself, then the handlebars fold down and in as well. Each folding mechanism has a built-in lock to ensure it stays in either the folded or unfolded position — and presumably so it doesn’t switch between the two at an unfortunate time…
The handlebar has a soft, non-slip grip pad. The height of the handle can also be adjusted to suit the height of the rider, while the handlebar itself also houses an LED display-packing instrument panel with a headlight switch, an error prompt, the driving speed and the power switch.
The Himo H1 foldable electric bike uses a 180W DC brushless low-speed motor with a rated voltage of 36V. The bike has a pair of foot pedals that are retractable, situated by the side of the front tires, but they only function as footrests while in motion.
Powering the electric bike is a removable lithium-ion battery which is housed under the seat cushion and can be easily taken out for charging, as it is compact and weighs just 1.8kg. The maximum capacity of the battery is 6000mAh and it requires just 5 hours to charge to full capacity. The battery supports up to 500 charge cycles with a lifespan of 2 years. The top speed the scooter can achieve is 18km/h and its cruising range is 30km.
The Himo H1 is on sale on Xiaomi Youpin for just 2999 yuan ($426). It isn’t immediately available outside the country, but you can find it on gearbest priced at $949.35.