Xiaomi has finally launched its much-anticipated electric folding bike Quicycle at an event in China. (Photo: Facebook/ Hugo Barra)
Xiaomi has finally launched its much-anticipated electric folding bike Quicycle at an event in China on Thursday. The smart bike has been priced at RMB 2,999 that amounts to approximately Rs 30,000.
Featuring a carbon fibre body, the Qicycle houses a horde of sensors but weighs only 7 kilogrammes, which is really impressive for a bicycle. The fact that the bike can be folded is an amazing facet for consumers looking to save space while carrying their bikes during vacation or to work seamlessly.
Xiaomi has long announced that it is much more than a smartphone manufacturer and the introduction of this bike further bolsters their position as a consumer oriented technology company. Apart from smartphones, the company has given consumers a slew of other products from wearables to smart water purifiers, drones and many more.
Moving on to the salient features of this bike, the Qicycle is backed by a 250W 36V electric motor and it uses several smart features including Torque Measurement Method (TMM) to determine and aid the rider’s pedal power.
The electric bike uses a Panasonic 18,650mAh battery which is enough to travel up to 45km. An integrated battery management system (BMS) gives further power to the rechargeable battery and offers enhanced protection to it. Other than that, there are numerous other features integrated for monitoring, keeping track of other vital information, including numerous health related information.
The company also explained that the Qicycle can be peddled utilising Shimano Gear shifters after the battery dies. Considering that scarcity of bikes like these, the Qicycle can surely become a huge attraction, especially for the youth.
Xiaomi has not yet revealed if the bike will be retailed outside China yet.