Xiaomi Mi M365 vs Segway Ninebot ES2

Xiaomi M365 vs Segway ES2

We compare the Xiaomi M365 vs Segway Ninebot ES2. The storied Xiaomi Mi M365 and ultra-popular Segway Ninebot ES2 are some of the most well-known and abundant electric scooters available today.

However, we strongly believe that the Xiaomi Mi M365 is clearly the better scooter — read on to discover why.

Xiaomi Mi M365 Pros

Xiaomi Mi M365 electric scooter on dock of lake
  • Dual 8.5″ pneumatic tires that provide great traction for fast braking and performance in slippery conditions.
  • Better braking system (mechanical disc brake vs foot brake)
  • Greater real world range (14.6 miles). This is 50% more than the 9.8 mile ES2 real world range.
  • Better hill climb performance during testing (21.8 seconds) compared to the ES2 (36.9 seconds).
  • Better acceleration to 15 mph.
  • Repair parts and information is widely available

Segway ES2 Pros

Segway Ninebot ES2 electric scooter unfolded
  • Brighter, more featured LCD display
  • More refined folding mechanism

Xiaomi Mi M365 vs. Segway Ninebot ES2 Comparison

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

Xiaomi Mi M365Segway Ninebot ES2
MSRP (USD)$400$589
Top Speed**16.7 mph16 mph
Range**14.6 mi9.8 mi
Weight27 lb28 lb
0 to 15 mph**6.3 s7.1 s
15 to 0 mph**16.8 ft17.7 ft
Hill climb time**20.8 s36.9 s
Battery280 Wh187 Wh
Motor250 W300 W
Max rider weight220 lb220 lb
SuspensionNoneFront + Rear
BrakesRegen + DiscRegen + Foot
IP ratingIP54IP54

Verdict: Xiaomi M365

The key differences between the Mi M365 compared to the Segway ES2 are:

  • Larger battery capacity = significantly greater range (almost 50% more!)
  • Many available repair parts where the ES2 has none
  • Huge support community for Mi M365 repairs and modifications
  • The M365 is a much less expensive scooter
  • Pneumatic tires provide a cushioned ride without the added weight and components of the suspension

The Xiaomi Mi M365 is a vastly superior electric scooter on all fronts and is even less expensive. 

The Xiaomi M365 has better brakes, significantly greater range, quicker acceleration and similar top speed as the Ninebot ES2. We wanted to give the Ninebot a fighting chance, but the ES2 simply can’t hang and the M365 dominates this comparison at every level.

Additionally, it tends to be priced 20-40% less than the ES2.

Read more in our Xiaomi Mi M365 Review or get yours from Amazon.




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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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