Good to know there are some other SE Mich e-bikers here. I'm in Royal Oak so planning for about a 16-18 mile 1-way commute to downtown. Figure I'll go through downtown RO to downtown Ferndale, down Livernois through Palmer Park and then down Hamilton or 3rd street passing through New Center, Wayne State, Cass Corridor and into downtown. Good weather days only while starting out.I'm not that far from you Over50, I'm in Oxford about 12 miles north of Pontiac. I grew up in Pontiac0
It seemed like a versatile bike which helped sway me in that direction. Originally I was thinking pure city commuter maybe rigid front fork but as I went through research I leaned more towards a hybrid style that could take the rougher roads and some gravel light trails. There are some German or European videos out on YouTube and they show the Charger taking concrete steps pretty easily. I wouldn't attempt that on my city commuter (human powered). I thought it might give me more versatility for navigating the city when/if I need to head over some curbs or steps or potholes or whatever comes my way.It looks like a go anywhere type of bike . Did you know that water bottles can be magnetically attached near the headset ? Convenient location for keeping hydrated.