This is a great video about Dutch bikes (Omafiets) from a Canadian point of view, he lists many of the advantages that I cite to folks as the advantages of ebikes for transportation, not just sport.
Here are a few of the fine points that make this style of bike so useful as a day to day mode of transport in northern Europe.
- Upright riding position-less effecient, but more comfortable
- Handlebars swept back, less stress to arms/back/neck
- Easier to look around, don’t have to raise head
- Normal clothing
- Step through ease
- Coat guard
- Chain guard
- Frame lock for quick stops
- Fenders, front/rear rack
- Sturdy steel frame
- Internal gears or fixies
- Coaster brakes/no cables
- Simple, easy to maintain
Here is the Ecotric Lark, which seems to fit the bill for most of the points mentioned above, it can be ordered from Ecotric, and I have one in the workshop.
We also have an Ectotric Peace Dove, which meets most of the list, with front basket, rear rack, comfort seating, step through frame throttle and power assist, while it lacks the fender and coat guards. but is a great value at $700.