I have had my Tern Vektron Q9 now for three months. I love it!
Rides like a bike
Folds to go in train for my 2 day/week Melbourne-Geelong commute
Can ride from train to work in suit pants without working up a sweat
Comfortable on fat wheels
Big panniers make load volume pretty much not a consideration, and don’t have to remove them to fold the bike
Doesn’t matter about weight: carry lap top without thinking
Yarra trail 14km commute to CBD 3 day/week: largely over 25Km/h – when assistance cuts out – so still getting workout.
Assistance up a hill, in traffic from lights, or out of a roundabout, is a beautiful thing
Can decide on level of assistance depending on appetite and situation, ranging from none to ‘wow’
I now ride every day without using the excuses that regularly landed me on the train to CBD instead: no longer sardined under someone’s armpit, and I can sing if I choose!
Good distance coverage: a single charge gives me three trips in and out 14km each way to work, then recharges in 3 hours; I leave on charger overnight
Folds at work: take into my office next to shower, rather than into bike area
Large load from Farmer’s market: I now have every Saturday scheduled as to where the local market is, and the morning outing planned. These are further away than I would have ridden to on my non-electric bike, and weight is not an issue for the homeward ride
More attractive to ride it the 3 blocks to local supermarket and park outside than to take the car
Lorne: folds to take in car, then able to push up big hills easily, usually for me too steep to ride without walking
Incorporated electrics and lights are great
Low centre of gravity feels safe
A useful third vehicle in a family with three teenagers all wanting to get about
Easy for family to interchange to use: have recorded their seat preferences and they easily manage
My environmentally-conscious children love it, and it feels pretty good to me too!