Hx X7 vs Ninebot ES2 vs Xiaomi M365

After a year we sold different brands of electric scooter here ine Canada, we do have our own opinion on the best compact electric scooter. In our opinion, the Hx X7 is simply the best city scooter on the market. Its strong points make this model a reference in this segment. We're going to compare it to two of its main competitors, the Ninebot ES2 and the Xiaomi M365, so that you too can get an idea of what you can expect from a quality scooter in 2020.

Autonomy, battery and product lifespan

One of the main reasons why the Hx X7 is a big favourite is the great idea of allowing the user to change his battery in... 30 seconds. Above all, it's a great guarantee for the lifespan of the product. It is intimately linked to its battery, which is usually capable of loading about 1000 cycles. On this model, we appreciate the fact that at the slightest problem we go to our shop, order a battery and install it at home in 30 seconds. The price of the battery is 150$ and it will allow you to drive 15km. Not enough range? It is always possible to take an extra battery when you buy and leave a charged battery at work and one at home. It's so simple.

Its competitors do not have this possibility. And when you know it exists, it's such a shame you can't take advantage of it. The Ninebot ES2 does have the option of adding an external battery. But it is screwed on and takes about ten minutes to install. And you can't change the main battery in the stem without professional help.

  Hx X7 Ninebot ES2 Xiaomi M365
Battery capacity 180 to 220Wh 187Wh 280Wh
Autonomy 12-20 12-15 17-22
Additional battery no yes (ES4) no
Removable battery yes no no
Autonomy, battery and product lifespan

Suspensions and tires

Suspensions and tires

There are different choices. Suspension and pneumatic. Suspension and rubber. Rubber or pneumatic. Three scooters, three different choices. For us, the best choice is none other than the X7.

This is the only scooter with a tubeless tire. Goodbye punctures and hello efficiency. It's the best choice for city scooters. You keep the comfort of the tire by having a robust and almost puncture-proof tire.

The M365 has normal tires that give it comfort. Unfortunately there is an inner tube on this model. You got a lot of chances to get a flat at least once a season. The Ninebot ES2 has solid hard rubber tires to avoid punctures. But even with suspension, you still have less comfort while driving. And that's the most important.

  Hx X7 Ninebot ES2 Xiaomi M365
Tire size 8.5" 8" 8.5"
Tire type Pneu tubeless Dur Pneu
Suspension non Arrière non

Power motor and top speed

There is still no match between the Hx X7 and the Xiaomi M365 and Ninebot ES2.

With a 350W engine against respectively 250W and 300W, the X7 dominates. All these scooters reach the speed of 25kmh but the X7 is able to take 15% more speed with a better speed thanks to its better torque. The Ninebot ES2 is not bad either if you buy the extra battery that makes it an ES4. Then you can reach those famous 30kmh and will be able to take hills more easily.

As we always tell our customers, the speed you can reach on an electric scooter is 25 to 30 kmh. Why is that? Because you can then overtake the bicycles without too much trouble and without being caught behind the bicycles that don't have mudguards...

  Hx X7 Ninebot ES2 Xiaomi M365
Motor power 350W 300W 250W
Top speed (kmh) 25 25 (30 ES4)  25
Power motor and top speed

Brakes and lights

Brakes and lights

With the Ninebot ES2 you will be equipped with engine brakes as well as the classic brake on the rear mudguard. The braking results are not the best but it is still very correct. We also have the Xiaomi M365 which has opted for a rear disc brake. It's already more efficient. Do you want all three? Then the Hx X7 will be the most reliable braking machine. 

The lighting on all three machines is convincing. It illuminates quite adequately 2m in front of you. No trouble, you'll be seen well.

  Hx X7 Ninebot ES2 Xiaomi M365
Brakes Disc, Motor, on mudguard Motor, on mudguard Disc
Light Front/Rear yes / yes yes / yes  yes / yes

To conclude

The market for electric scooters has exploded. Many brands are now available. The best electric scooter is first and foremost a personal question, even if we consider that certain features have now become essential for an adult electric scooter in 2020. The three models we have proposed in this article are really in the same range: all three are 12.5kg, are IP54 rated and are in the same price range.

The Xiaomi M365 has a relatively good finish and has an interesting range. However, it lacks a screen, its driving seems less precise with a very light stem (the battery is under the pad) and you can't upgrade the product. It's better to avoid rain on this product even if it's IP54.

The Ninebot ES2 has a very good finish, better than the M365. We can only reproach this electric scooter for its small handlebar, a little disappointing autonomy and the few vibrations due to the solid tires. It's still the only one with suspension and its classic screen is very practical.

Finally, the X7 has all the qualities of the ES2: super finish, LCD screen, IP54 standard. But its braking system, its ability to change the battery quickly make this electric scooter the most successful.

  Hx X7 Ninebot ES2 Xiaomi M365
Brakes Disc, Motor, on mudguard Motor, on mudguard Disc
Lights Front/Rear yes / yes yes / yes  yes / yes
Battery capacity 180 to 220Wh 187Wh 280Wh
Autonomy (km) 12-20 12-15 17-22
Additional battery no yes (ES4) no
Removable battery yes no no
Tire size 8.5" 8" 8.5"
Tire type Tubeless tire Hard gum Tire
Suspension no Rear no
Motor power 350W 300W 250W
Top speed (kmh) 25 25 (30 ES4)  25
 Weight 12.5 kg 12.5 kg  12.5 kg 
 Water resistance spec  IP54 IP54  IP54 
Color Blue, silver or Red, black Grey Black or White
Bluetooth no yes yes
 Advised price from 700$  from 800$  from 700$ 

 

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