Now that I’m seeing e-bikes everywhere, particularly for non-recreational purposes, I have a question, knowing little about them. In general, and I’m sure there’s tons of variability, how much of the energy for a typical e-bike ride comes from the rider vs. the battery? I’m wondering if the assist is just a little extra to save riders from hard efforts, or is it more like a motor-bike with a pedal assist when riders want to feel like they’re participating?
As I said, I’m sure there’s a wide range of answers here. I guess I’m curious what’s most common.