yeah, like copenhagen wheel has no throttle runs off bluetooth etc. but the pedal acts as the regulator. the motor is a force multiplier. think scifi exoskeleton.
and price, weight, and tech wise... it's a motor vehicle. needs plugging. without the power, they're heavy unwieldy beasts.
i did consider them for a long while, but decided against getting one. ultimately on minimalist grounds.
an electric cargo bike like @gdp originally mentioned here:
costs the same as a used car, which for me (among other things) beats the purpose of having no car.
https://www.rei.com/product/187355/tern ... ctric-bike
$6199 plus tax!!!
i see that and im like... i'll just get a beautiful vespa
(but not today. today i pedal and grunt.)
eta: i also considered kludging my own ebike with a battery and motor, for lower cost, but it's just one thing after another, often with trash components, so i'll just pedal and grunt as long as i can. my current steel bike is 23y.o., not sure how long batteries will last by comparison.