Re: Canada My situation; legal questions about Ontario
Just a comment on the hybrid idea. I assume you mean an electric motor and a gasoline engine. You would still have all the issues if it was just gasoline... insurance, etc. There is another kind of "hybrid " power however... how about a nice riding multi speed bike that pedals great and also has electric power. You can pedal assist to whatever degree you want. Now that's hybrid power that extends range and reduces cost.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...