A friend is considering buying an e-bike to stop driving to work, as she only has a few km's one-way.
The reason for the e-bike is that there's a 7% hill before getting home.
However, she has very little experience of riding bicycles, and I wonder if an e-bike is really a good idea, considering its disavantages (price, battery, can't be used for trips in the country.) I suspect she focused on e-bikes because it's often in the press.
Alternatively, I was wondering if there were light, well-equiped bikes (3x8 speeds, rear-rack, mudguard) that would be about as easy to climb that hill in business clothes but have the avantage of being usable to get out of the city.
I'm thinking of bikes like the Stevens Gran Turismo, not necessarily with a drop handlebar.