Just days after Ducati launched the e-Scrambler urban hybrid, the Italians are showing that they're serious about the move into the e-bike market by launching a trio of new electric folders. The Ducati SCR-E, the SCR-E Sport and the Urban-E cover off numerous different use cases between them, all with convenient bi-folding frame designs.
As the name suggests, the Urban-E is most suitable for city riding and commuting duties and was designed in collaboration with Italdesign. A 378Wh battery is concealed in the top tube by the red cover, and up front there is integrated lighting, a suspension fork and an integrated LCD display. There's also a rear light of course, and the tyres are a chunky 20 x 4 inches to take on the roughest city streets.
The SCR-E is more suitable for off-road use, with larger tyres, a beefier frame and longer mudguards front and rear. A sleek seatpost-integrated rear light makes for a super clean look, and the 374.4 Wh battery offers a range of up to 70km according to Ducati.
The SCR-E Sport really pushes the boundaries of what we'd traditionally expect a folding e-bike to be capable of, with huge fat tyres and suspension from and rear making it more akin to a compact fat bike. It also has a 468 Wh battery with a claimed range of up to 80km and motorbike-style forged alloy wheels, rather than the spoked hoops you get on the SCR-E.
None of the bikes have appeared on the Ducati website yet, neither have they let us know about pricing or availability; hopefully we'll get more details soon and will update if and when we find out, but in the meantime you can check out the Ducati website for tech specs and prices on their other e-bikes.