Do you have any thoughts on the Urban Rush or Cross Core? I was offered the Urban Rush at a $500 discount. I'm also contemplating just saving up for the Civante. My only bummer about the Urban Rush is that it's only a class 1. Do you have any thoughts?It sounds like you are an experienced rider and know your way around bikes as a commuter and tourer.
I would recommend the Civante as the best all-purpose eBike of your listed choices with a lighter more natural feel.
Once I got my first eBike I found that I would ride further and longer than I used to and having an all-purpose bike was key.