Ducati launching e-bike, electric scooters

One version is even designed for off-pavement travel

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The Scrambler Ducaki is designed for off-pavement and rough roads | Ducati photos

Ducati is known for its very fast and race-winning motorcycles, but the Italian 2-wheel specialist also is launching a line of folding e-bikes and electric-powered scooters designed for use in urban settings.

“Urban travel is a particularly topical issue and sustainable transport is a growing trend,” Ducati said in its announcement. “Ducati is responding to these market needs by presenting seven new products, created in partnership with MT Distribution, an Italian company already present in the sector for over 40 years. The new range will consist of four electric scooters and three folding e-bikes under the Ducati, Ducati Corse and Ducati Scrambler brand.”

The machines, Ducati added, are “designed for all those who want to move around the city with style and originality.”

PRO2 version

The products were designed by the Ducati Design Center and Italdesign, and are to be available for purchase yet this year, starting with the Cross-E and pro II electric scooters, to be available June 20 and July 6, respectively.

Pricing has not been announced. 

A version of the Cross-E will be offered as the Ducati Scrambler and will ride on “fat” anti-puncture tubeless tires which are “suitable for stretches of dirt of very uneven roads.”

Ducati said the vehicles should have a range of 25 kilometers (15 miles) or more on a charge.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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