Ducati Enters e-Scooter Mobility Market

Iconic motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati is joining the e-scooter revolution presenting a range inspired by its most popular bikes.

The Bologna factory has teamed up with MT Distribution to launch the special range of folding e-bikes and electric scooters aimed at urban mobility. The pair are this year releasing the range which will consist of four electric scooters and three folding e-bikes under the Ducati, Ducati Corse and Ducati Scrambler brand.

The scooters have motors from 250W to 500W while the e-bikes are equipped with 250W motors, the maximum value stipulated by law for this type of vehicle. The first two electric scooters to be presented on the market are called Cross-E and Pro II, which will launch respectively on June 20 and July 6, 2020.

The Ducati Scrambler branded Cross-E scooter mounts so-called “fat” anti-puncture tubeless tires which are also suitable for stretches of dirt or very uneven roads. The brushless motor provides a continuous power output of 500W and aids launch and on uphill sections. The 375 Wh battery promises a range an of up to 21 miles, maintaining an average speed of just under 10mph. Management of all the functions, including the three riding modes, takes place through the large 3.5-inch LCD display. The entry level Pro II, branded by Ducati, mounts a 350W continuous brushless motor and a 280 Wh battery, promising a range of 18 miles. Ducati’s Design Center collaborated with the famous auto design studio, Italdesign, for the folding e-bikes which will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

These e-bikes will be equipped with rear lights integrated in the seat post, a battery that is completely hidden in the frame and activation of the lights with twilight sensors. Some models of scooters and e-bikes will also be available at Ducati dealers and in the Ducati Shop Online.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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