Xiaomi has really made a giant name for itself in the company’s home market of China. Some people might say their smartphones are nothing more than glorified iPhone knockoffs, but they’ve been hugely successful at it. Now, they’re continuing to expand their product portfolio with possibly the strangest addition yet: a Xiaomi electric bike that they’re calling the Mi QiCYCLE.

If you’ve ever been to China, then you’ll realize just how many people get around town on bicycles. The Xiaomi Mi QiCYCLE is an entirely different beast, of course. For starters, the Xiaomi electric bike conveniently folds up to stash in your tiny Shenzhen apartment.

It’s powered by a 250W 36V motor, getting juice from 20 Panasonic lithium-ion batteries good for a total charge of 18,650 mAh. Along with the battery management system, this should give you an effective range of up to 45 kilometers. Sadly, the Mi QiCYCLE won’t charge via the Qi wireless standard.

But wait. There’s more. Xiaomi likes being “smart,” even with its non-smartphone products. The Xiaomi Mi Band fitness tracker has a mobile app and so does the Mi QiCYCLE. The app displays a variety of data, like speed, distance and calories burned. It’ll also show how much more battery you’ve got left for the ride home.

Much like the massive 6.44-inch Xiaomi Mi Max and the rest of the company’s smartphone lineup, Xiaomi has no plans to bring its urban transportation solution to North America any time soon. If you are hanging out in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, though, you can pick up a Xiaomi electric bike starting at 3,000 RMB (about $455 US).

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Via Newlaunches

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