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Xiaomi Mi  M365 electric scooter £399 Halfords
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Xiaomi Mi M365 electric scooter £399 Halfords

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Posted 16th Jan
Finally arrived at Halfords with local warranty.

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The electric scooter comes with a dual-brake system.
Smart APP: It can track your cycling habits, riding speed, battery life, etc.
There are 4 LED lights displaying the battery capacity, which is easy to know the power quantity
Design: 3 seconds quick folding design, stable and convenient
Kinetic energy recovery system: The electric scooter has a kinetic energy recovery system that converts kinetic energy into electric energy and offers a better battery life
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If only you could just hop on these and use them to get around town etc, but no the government would rather people jumped In your fossil fueled vehicles so they can target you with more taxes and fines, as the motorist is an easy target for generating extra cash.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 16th Jan
"3 seconds quick folding design"

4 hours in A&E with the tip of your pinkie in a bag of frozen peas
You will be able to get this for potentially £344 using the following trick which I've used before with Halfords.

If you are a member of British cycling you can get 10% everything in Halfords (if your not a member a years membership is £24, maybe cheaper if you can find a promo code) I'm sure there might be promo codes floating round for Halfords anyway.

So:
£399 - 10% = £359.1

Then if you are a member of Zeek (free to join) you can get gift cards for Halfords for upto 6/7% off

£359.1 - 6% = £344

if your'e not a member of British cycling the overall cost would be £368 but that's still a great saving.
(£24 membership for £39 saving). but British cycling is great as its 10% of EVERYTHING in Halfords.

I used this trick to save over £300 on a smart trainer, i was getting weird looks when i paid for it with about 10 different gift card codes though! lol

if you know someone who is a Zeek member you can also get a £5 welcome bonus.
Edited by: "mikeontheroad" 16th Jan
SOUTHWALES16/01/2019 08:00

If only you could just hop on these and use them to get around town etc, …If only you could just hop on these and use them to get around town etc, but no the government would rather people jumped In their fossil fueled vehicles so they can target them with more taxes and fines, as the motorist is an easy target for generating extra cash.


You can do that just fine in London, lots of people use them for commuting
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Expensive compared with Amazon Spain. But this interests me because I expect Halfords will be able to also do servicing of this scooter now and source spare parts.
Isn’t this RRP?
"3 seconds quick folding design"

4 hours in A&E with the tip of your pinkie in a bag of frozen peas
If only you could just hop on these and use them to get around town etc, but no the government would rather people jumped In your fossil fueled vehicles so they can target you with more taxes and fines, as the motorist is an easy target for generating extra cash.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 16th Jan
SOUTHWALES16/01/2019 08:00

If only you could just hop on these and use them to get around town etc, …If only you could just hop on these and use them to get around town etc, but no the government would rather people jumped In their fossil fueled vehicles so they can target them with more taxes and fines, as the motorist is an easy target for generating extra cash.


You can do that just fine in London, lots of people use them for commuting
person1616/01/2019 08:04

You can do that just fine in London, lots of people use them for commuting …You can do that just fine in London, lots of people use them for commuting


Illegally
Rastafari43 m ago

Expensive compared with Amazon Spain. But this interests me because I …Expensive compared with Amazon Spain. But this interests me because I expect Halfords will be able to also do servicing of this scooter now and source spare parts.


Halfords have a terrible reputation amongst the biking community for not being trustworthy or having competent staff to service bikes so I wouldn’t expect that to be any different when it comes to Scooters.

There are plenty DIY videos on YouTube
SOUTHWALES17 m ago

If only you could just hop on these and use them to get around town etc, …If only you could just hop on these and use them to get around town etc, but no the government would rather people jumped In their fossil fueled vehicles so they can target them with more taxes and fines, as the motorist is an easy target for generating extra cash.


Babylon system
SOUTHWALES16/01/2019 08:00

If only you could just hop on these and use them to get around town etc, …If only you could just hop on these and use them to get around town etc, but no the government would rather people jumped In their fossil fueled vehicles so they can target them with more taxes and fines, as the motorist is an easy target for generating extra cash.


That's kind of true at the moment but it's not like they have discussed anything much other than Brexit for many months. People really don't seem to care and seem to welcome their use so far in the small numbers I have seen on the street and talking to other users. Just expect to be stopped to be asked how much where can I buy how far can you go a fair amount.
Inquisitor7 m ago

How so?



Electric scooters aren't road legal in the UK.

IIRC, These are the scooters Bird use in their rental schemes.
Inquisitor13 m ago

How so?


I believe A jobs worth police officer can throw the book at you and prosecute you for driving a vehicle with no insurance and tax etc, then at which point they have the power to seize the vehicle until you produce such documents, the police knowing full well that you can not do this so you never see your scooter again. Government happy to collect their cut of the VAT on this scoot but want to make sure you can not ride it unless you have your own land. Basically anything that is genuinely environmentally friendly or puts a smile on your face they want rid off. Keep the masses in their vehicles or using public transport so we can tax them to death.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 16th Jan
alexus12 m ago

That's kind of true at the moment but it's not like they have discussed …That's kind of true at the moment but it's not like they have discussed anything much other than Brexit for many months. People really don't seem to care and seem to welcome their use so far in the small numbers I have seen on the street and talking to other users. Just expect to be stopped to be asked how much where can I buy how far can you go a fair amount.


It is just taking the chance that you don't get a jobs worth police officer, £400 is a lot to lose and also if you have a driving licence you have even more to lose. I would seriously purchase one but know full well I will come across a jobs worth police officer sooner rather than later.
How does it differ in specifications between a mobility scooter and an electric scooter? besides speed and you have to register it.. :/

Edit: and the fact that you are 'physically impaired'... (aren't we all )

The specification of mobility scooters;
"
  • A road legal mobility scooter is referred to by the DVLA as a ‘Class 3 invalid carriage’. Capabilities of a class 3 scooter are characterised as follows;
    • A maximum device speed of 6.4kph (4mph) off the road.
    • Capable of up to 12.8kph (8mph) on the road.
    • 150kg (330pounds) maximum weight without the operator.
    • Width not exceeding 0.85metres (33inches).
    • An effective braking system.
    • Front and rear lights as well as reflectors.
    • Indicators which are also capable of operating as hazard warning signals.
    • An audible horn.
    • A rear view mirror.
    • An amber flashing light if the operator wishes to use the vehicle on a dual carriageway.
  • A scooter with the above faculties must be registered with the DVLA;
    • A tax disc is required and must be displayed. Complete a V55/4 form for new vehicle, or V55/5 for a used vehicle. These forms can be obtained from the DVLA.
    • Registration is free of charge.
    • Note that you can't license your class 3 invalid carriage online or at a Post Office. Completed forms must be sent by post to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BE. You will ned to include evidence of the vehicle's age.
  • There is no driving test for using a mobility scooter on the road however you must follow the Highway Code. This includes following standard driving procedure including;
    • Observing road signs and traffic lights.
    • Using the scooter's lights, directional indicators and horn when required.
    • Taking other road users and pedestrians into consideration when manoeuvring.
  • Generally you should try and use your scooter on the pavement where at all possible.
  • When operating the vehicle on footpaths and pedestrian areas, follow the rules that other pavement users follow.
    • Pedestrians have priority in all circumstances. Bear in mind that some pedestrians may not see or hear you. Be particularly vigilant of those with sight/hearing impairments, elderly or disabled people. They may not be aware you are there and therefore may not move out of your way.
  • A ‘class 3 invalid carriage’ is prohibited from travelling in the following;
    • Bus lanes
    • ‘Cycle only’ lanes.
    • Motorways.
    • Dual carriageways with a speed limit of over 80kph (50mph).
  • All normal parking restrictions apply to mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs.
    • The vehicle should not be left unattended in a pedestrian area or on a footpath if it gets in the way of other pedestrians, including wheelchair users and people with prams or pushchairs.
  • The vehicle should be in roadworthy condition and regularly serviced and maintained.
  • Insurance, whilst not required by law, is highly recommended.
  • You should be able to read a car's number plate from a distance of 12.3metres (40feet).
    • You must check regularly that you can still do this.
    • If you require spectacles to do so, these must be worn when operating the vehicle.
    • Note that if you have a collision and poor eyesight is part of the cause you may be liable to pay compensation.
  • Requirements for using a mobility scooter are as follows;
    • You are aged 14 years or over.
    • You have difficulty walking because of injury, physical impairment or a medical condition.
    • Those demonstrating the vehicle before sale, training an impaired user or taking the device to or from maintenance or repair are also allowed to use them.
"
Source: tgamobility.co.uk/hel…oad
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 16th Jan
Inquisitor16/01/2019 08:50

How does it differ in specifications between a mobility scooter and an …How does it differ in specifications between a mobility scooter and an electric scooter? besides speed and you have to register it.. :/ Edit: and the fact that you are 'physically impaired'... (aren't we all )The specification of mobility scooters;"A road legal mobility scooter is referred to by the DVLA as a ‘Class 3 invalid carriage’. Capabilities of a class 3 scooter are characterised as follows;A maximum device speed of 6.4kph (4mph) off the road.Capable of up to 12.8kph (8mph) on the road.150kg (330pounds) maximum weight without the operator.Width not exceeding 0.85metres (33inches).An effective braking system.Front and rear lights as well as reflectors.Indicators which are also capable of operating as hazard warning signals.An audible horn.A rear view mirror.An amber flashing light if the operator wishes to use the vehicle on a dual carriageway.A scooter with the above faculties must be registered with the DVLA;A tax disc is required and must be displayed. Complete a V55/4 form for new vehicle, or V55/5 for a used vehicle. These forms can be obtained from the DVLA.Registration is free of charge.Note that you can't license your class 3 invalid carriage online or at a Post Office. Completed forms must be sent by post to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BE. You will ned to include evidence of the vehicle's age.There is no driving test for using a mobility scooter on the road however you must follow the Highway Code. This includes following standard driving procedure including;Observing road signs and traffic lights.Using the scooter's lights, directional indicators and horn when required.Taking other road users and pedestrians into consideration when manoeuvring.Generally you should try and use your scooter on the pavement where at all possible.When operating the vehicle on footpaths and pedestrian areas, follow the rules that other pavement users follow.Pedestrians have priority in all circumstances. Bear in mind that some pedestrians may not see or hear you. Be particularly vigilant of those with sight/hearing impairments, elderly or disabled people. They may not be aware you are there and therefore may not move out of your way.A ‘class 3 invalid carriage’ is prohibited from travelling in the following;Bus lanes‘Cycle only’ lanes.Motorways.Dual carriageways with a speed limit of over 80kph (50mph).All normal parking restrictions apply to mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs.The vehicle should not be left unattended in a pedestrian area or on a footpath if it gets in the way of other pedestrians, including wheelchair users and people with prams or pushchairs.The vehicle should be in roadworthy condition and regularly serviced and maintained.Insurance, whilst not required by law, is highly recommended.You should be able to read a car's number plate from a distance of 12.3metres (40feet).You must check regularly that you can still do this.If you require spectacles to do so, these must be worn when operating the vehicle.Note that if you have a collision and poor eyesight is part of the cause you may be liable to pay compensation.Requirements for using a mobility scooter are as follows;You are aged 14 years or over.You have difficulty walking because of injury, physical impairment or a medical condition.Those demonstrating the vehicle before sale, training an impaired user or taking the device to or from maintenance or repair are also allowed to use them."Source: https://www.tgamobility.co.uk/help-advice/guides/are-mobility-scooters-allowed-on-road


I would have thought it was pretty obvious how different the "commuter" scooter is... It goes much faster than 8mph, has no indicators, has no rear view mirror, has no horn etc etc etc. I don't see how you could possibly class these as in any way similar!
You will be able to get this for potentially £344 using the following trick which I've used before with Halfords.

If you are a member of British cycling you can get 10% everything in Halfords (if your not a member a years membership is £24, maybe cheaper if you can find a promo code) I'm sure there might be promo codes floating round for Halfords anyway.

So:
£399 - 10% = £359.1

Then if you are a member of Zeek (free to join) you can get gift cards for Halfords for upto 6/7% off

£359.1 - 6% = £344

if your'e not a member of British cycling the overall cost would be £368 but that's still a great saving.
(£24 membership for £39 saving). but British cycling is great as its 10% of EVERYTHING in Halfords.

I used this trick to save over £300 on a smart trainer, i was getting weird looks when i paid for it with about 10 different gift card codes though! lol

if you know someone who is a Zeek member you can also get a £5 welcome bonus.
Edited by: "mikeontheroad" 16th Jan
Toma58uenaventur1 h, 26 m ago

Illegally


Come on sheriff until first serious incident involving these, everything will be fine👌
I have seen a bloke on the TV show Cops UK (or something similar, can't remember exactly), but the poor bloke drove past the police car, had his electric scooter seized as he obviously had no tax/insurance, and was eventually deported for overstaying in the UK

It was a really old episode, I'm sure way back from 2002ish and obviously priorities for the old bill are different now, but just goes to show it can happen
£399 from £399.99 ?
Edited by: "MusicInMe" 16th Jan
Can you not just use these on the pavement or is that illegal too?
Mutton_Man7 m ago

Can you not just use these on the pavement or is that illegal too?


I do!
what if you just user kick power and no assisted power, would it be still be illegal? . I see loads of peeps on kick power scooters and no one says squat in the city. can always use assisted power when no one is around
Rastafari16/01/2019 07:22

Expensive compared with Amazon Spain. But this interests me because I …Expensive compared with Amazon Spain. But this interests me because I expect Halfords will be able to also do servicing of this scooter now and source spare parts.


As far as I know Amazon Spain won't ship it to the UK. Now that its officially sold in the UK, maybe Amazon UK sells it as well (hopefully cheaper)
I use my Ninebot (Segway) ES2 all the time around town including in London with no issues. Passed plenty of police and they haven't batted an eyelid. Just don't ride like a idiot and you'll be fine. I take my daughter to school on it which is much greener than driving and she loves it.
godber_2 h, 13 m ago

I would have thought it was pretty obvious how different the "commuter" …I would have thought it was pretty obvious how different the "commuter" scooter is... It goes much faster than 8mph, has no indicators, has no rear view mirror, has no horn etc etc etc. I don't see how you could possibly class these as in any way similar!


Well, I'm sure it can be retrofitted.
From police perspective, are you going to radar gun my speed at that time? If not, are you going to ride it to prove how fast it is?
Similarly, mirrors and indicators are simple LED and or £ shop bike mirrors.
RaulRodriguez16/01/2019 10:38

As far as I know Amazon Spain won't ship it to the UK. Now that its …As far as I know Amazon Spain won't ship it to the UK. Now that its officially sold in the UK, maybe Amazon UK sells it as well (hopefully cheaper)


Amazon Spain deliver it to the UK. I've bought two myself.
Rastafari16/01/2019 11:26

Amazon Spain deliver it to the UK. I've bought two myself.


Can you tell me how? I've just tried again and it says it cant be sent to my address (Birmingham UK)
A lot of people suggest putting slime in the tires to help deal with punctures as you will get them, but in my experience slime takes about 15 to 20 seconds and lots of wheel revolutions to get into the hole and clot it up, with such a small tyre it may well run flat before sealing the puncture so best to still carry a pump if riding a few miles from home.
MrCharlie16/01/2019 10:33

what if you just user kick power and no assisted power, would it be still …what if you just user kick power and no assisted power, would it be still be illegal? . I see loads of peeps on kick power scooters and no one says squat in the city. can always use assisted power when no one is around


Yes officer, its all man power!! 😜

So I wonder where e.g. battery assisted mountain /commuter bikes fits in to all of this too? :/
eonise6 m ago

Yes officer, its all man power!! 😜So I wonder where e.g. battery …Yes officer, its all man power!! 😜So I wonder where e.g. battery assisted mountain /commuter bikes fits in to all of this too?


The legal electric bikes are the pedal assist ones, where you have to be pedalling for the electric assistance to work. Bikes that can self propel only electric power are not road legal.
RaulRodriguez19 m ago

Can you tell me how? I've just tried again and it says it cant be sent to …Can you tell me how? I've just tried again and it says it cant be sent to my address (Birmingham UK)


You are correct. I've just checked. They must have stopped delivering them to the UK. Suspect because the Amazon Logistics drivers kept taxing them.
If you attached pedals and one of those seats, wouldn't it be classed as a Ebike?. EPAC must have pedals to propel it darn
Edited by: "MrCharlie" 16th Jan
MrCharlie16/01/2019 12:26

If you attached pedals and one of those seats, wouldn't it be classed as a …If you attached pedals and one of those seats, wouldn't it be classed as a Ebike?. EPAC must have pedals to propel it darn


E-Bikes can only assist. Not allowed a push button or throttle to just go. The rules are mental
odebuzzard23 m ago

E-Bikes can only assist. Not allowed a push button or throttle to just go. …E-Bikes can only assist. Not allowed a push button or throttle to just go. The rules are mental


Also only assist up to a max speed of 15.5 mph
I got mine for £260 in a gearbest flash sale, if you can wait for delivery they are cheaper there at the moment

gearbest.com/ska…237
odebuzzard16/01/2019 12:42

E-Bikes can only assist. Not allowed a push button or throttle to just go. …E-Bikes can only assist. Not allowed a push button or throttle to just go. The rules are mental



Some can be, but they need to be type-approved. From what I can see, "twist and go" is limited to 6km/h, then you need to pedal. Obviously not usable alone, but it would make stop-start cycling in a city much nicer.
Follow the breadcrumbs in this article to see how others are getting this scooter cheaply.

bbc.co.uk/new…744
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