Originally Posted by sbest
I think the answer is a hybrid. Electric for quiet urban cruise and petrol for distance, recharging the small light battery needed for limited local silent cruise. I've got both gas and electric and am working on making a hybrid now. Each have their advantages.
I don't really feel range is much of an issue for eBikes anymore. How far do you really ride your motor bicycle anyway. More than 40 miles in a day? I would guess most people ride far less than that each day. At that point it would take 3 hours for my battery to charge, and my butt would take about 3 hours to charge too.
For motorcycles, and cars range is still an issue, but for motor bicycles the war is over.