It’s been offered as low as US$287 by one middleman dealer!
And today I’ve seen it for US$330.
It’s muddying the waters of the market.
Yes, I know that’s what Xiaomi does, but still.
I have another reason for detesting, despising, loathing, and hating it.
Look at it next to the LeTV (now LeEco) Viper (similar to the NextDrive Zero 2.0) eScooter:
It’s a frikkin tank! It’s the SUV of eScooters.
I completely understand people flocking to it because of the Xiaomi reputation and those prices.
And those prices make it hard for even me to resist.
But that weight and bulk? No damn way!
As far as I’m concerned, the people raving about the Xiaomi eScooter are like the first buyers of the first portable computers from Compaq, KayPro, and Osborne:
As heavy as they were, people were glad to have something to take with them.
Similarly, people are happy they can get places with the Xiaomi M365 instead of their car.
People used to be happy with the notebook computers they had.
Until this happened:
The MacBook Air. Which showed that people didn’t have to settle for bulk and weight.
I won’t settle for bulk and weight — no matter how tempting those prices are.
eScooter makers need to go after weight and bulk — aside from more efficient motors and more powerful batteries and quick charging and greater range.
I think even Xiaomi is going to understand that.
So all other eScooter makers better get the hell to work before Xiaomi comes out with another model that gets discounted to US$199 — or even less!
Because aside from disrupting the hell out of markets with low prices, you know what else Xiaomi is very good at?
Be very afraid, NextDrive Zero 2.0 eScooter!