Xiaomi Mi M365 vs Levy Electric

Xiaomi Mi M365 vs Levy

We compare two 27 lb mid-priced electric scooters: the Xiaomi Mi M365 vs Levy. The Xiaomi Mi M365 and Levy electric scooters share many things in common, including similar braking performance, quality, and design.

The Xiaomi is one of the most popular electric scooters and the compromises the majority of scooter sharing fleets. It represents an excellent balance of range, quality, price, and weight.

The Levy electric scooter is a faster, more powerful up-and-comer with a unique trick up its sleeve — a 3.3 lb removable battery pack. The pack can be swapped in and out of the scooter in 10 seconds and gives an extra 9 miles of real-world range.

To extend the range another 9 miles you’ll have to drop ~$139 for an extra battery pack that pushes the total price nearly $239 above the Mi scooter. This puts you in the range of the Zero 8 / Horizon electric scooter — an even more powerful scooter 26 miles of real-world range.

Which scooter should be crowned king at 27 lbs?  Read on to find out!

Xiaomi Mi M365 Pros

Xiaomi Mi M365 electric scooter on dock of lake
  • The Mi scooter has better range, based on our real-world range test — traveling 14.6 mi on a single charge vs the Levy’s 8.9 mi
  • The M365 is less expensive. can typically be had for $100 less than the Levy
  • The M365 has a longer, one-year warranty vs the Levy, which is only 6 months.

Levy Pros

Levy electric scooter with removable battery taken out
  • Levy has a 19″, 3.3 lb removable battery that gives you the freedom to charge away from the scooter and to increase range with an extra battery
  • Levy has superior tubeless pneumatic tires that are less flat prone and readily repaired with tire slime
  • Levy has a built-in LCD speedometer and battery display. The M365 requires smartphone with installed Xiaomi app for speed and odometer information

Xiaomi Mi M365 vs. Levy Comparison

**Based on Electric Scooter Guide’s real-world performance testing and not manufacturer’s specs.

Xiaomi Mi M365Levy
MSRP (USD)$400$499
Top Speed**16.7 mph19 mph
Range**14.6 mi8.9 mi
Weight27 lb27 lb
0 to 15 mph**6.3 s6.2 s
15 to 0 mph**16.8 ft21.5 ft
Hill climb time**20.8 s22.1 s
Battery280 Wh230 Wh
Motor250 W350 W
Max rider weight220 lb230 lb
SuspensionNoneNone
BrakesRegen + DiscRegen + Disc
IP ratingIP54IP54

Verdict: Slight Edge to Xiaomi Mi

If you don’t have a need for a removable battery, then the Xiaomi Mi M365 has a bit less acceleration and top speed but will give you 14.6 miles of real-world range and tends to have a lower price-point.

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However, if you need a removable battery — or just like having one — then the Levy is the absolute best choice. Or, if you’re willing to trade away a few miles of range for better acceleration and upgraded tubeless pneumatic tires, then the Levy is also a good choice.

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Justin

Justin is a cofounder of ESG and has a degree in engineering. He writes about the science and technology of electric scooters.

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