Greetings - this is the 3rd year I've been looking at e-bikes. Haven't yet taken the plung though. Has anything changed since last spring? Reasons I've held back in the past:
-I want lithium (it's cost to weight, and from what I hear even reliability had not been good).
-prefer something "out of the box" in the 1k-1.5k range. Most out of the box is the crappy wal-mart.
-want a road bike with skinny to medium tires, not a mountain style bike
-would like to be able to disconnect battery and take it into the office with me
-something reasonably rain resistant
so far ez-kits (albeit a kit, it seems easy to set-up) and the schwinn have come the closest. Has anything changed for 2010? Maybe I should check back in June.