Peter Osipof wrote:
The Towne Bike looks cool, what is the millage per charge, and speed.
Mileage depends on how much help you ask of it. It has four settings: 30% assistance up to 200% assistance (at that setting, every calorie of effort you put into peddling gets three calories of work done, and the hills flatten and the head winds vanish). At the lowest setting, it'll go 70+km on a charge, at full assistance it'll go 30-35km on a single charge.
Maximum speed by Canadian law is 32km/h (~ 20 mph). After that, the motor shuts off. If that happens while riding in a strong head wind, you know it. If it happens riding down a hill, you don't notice. If you tell the control computer you have really small wheels you can cheat the speed cut-off, but then the speedometer and odometer would be messed. 30km/h is a good speed, I find, to ride a bike at.
The nice thing about this system is you can add it to the bicycle of your choice.