The Huawei Leqi Smart Electric Scooter is the first e-scooter to run HarmonyOS
Huawei has announced a new avenue in its ostensible drive to diversify away from smartphones with a new line in personal mobility devices. The Leqi Smart Electric Scooter is slated as a member of the HarmonyOS ecosystem, which seems to mainly manifest itself in the form of smart locking and unlocking on detecting a connected owner device via Bluetooth, as well as auto-activating its LED display.
The first-gen Leqi might strike one as a Mi Scooter clone in matte black or white, albeit ones with LED strips along the sides of the footboard in cyan blue; however, it is equipped with a 350W motor rated for an output of up to 630W. Its 10.4Ah battery might help it run for up to 40km per charge.
The Leqi Smart Electric Scooter also has a first-of-its-kind built-in gyroscope, to help its detect altitude-related issues such as accidental tipping or false starts. Its 9-inch tires are reinforced with aramid to protect against punctures or blowouts.
Huawei has priced its new e-scooter at 2,499 yuan (~US$390), although it has knocked 100 yuan (~$15) off as an introductory special. The Leqi Smart Electric Scooter is available through the retail platform Vmall in China.