An hour long bicycle commute is not for many people, especially if it's just the one way. Most of us aren't fond of an hour long commute of any sort.
Total Usage used the whole battery for a strong 40 mile ride.
A ride that would have been posted as Liberal Usage did 1/2 that ride with fewer vertical feet using the whole battery to see how fast I could reasonably go on a road with traffic. I did 21 miles in under 55 minutes, with traffic enough I had to put my foot down a few times & wait for a clearing. So I thought to myself a 10 mile commute is about ideal for an eBike, shorter in more urban areas.
Today I re-rode that ride with more responsible battery usage, but not so stingy as to deny myself liberal assistance on hills & I used the mid level of assist most of the way back because of a 15-20mph head wind & to ponder the idea of riding home tired after work.
I am happy to say that with reasonable usage of the various levels of assist & only a couple of times of riding the max a little longer than I aught I return with 1/2 the battery, meaning that I could have easily added another 10 miles to the round trip & come home with a good cushion of battery to deal with unexpected power needs, such as bad traffic or detours.
Top speed was 30 mph, average was 20 mph, the trip took an hour & two minutes, Google has it at an hour & fifty-two minutes & I showed up at home with more than 1/2 the battery, climbed 200 ft, some of it quite steep as I cross the Chickahominy River.
The average expectable speed seems to be about 20 mph on this very heavy prototype with my still not "pro strong" legs. For distances of less than 10 km I'm good for a pace closer to 25 mph & I still can't quite hit 40 mph in a dead sprint on flatland, but 35 mph is very attainable for a healthy person.
I try not to top speed it when riding, that's for showing off at events or doing some parking lot marketing as I run a few errands. Well that's the news from the Center of the Universe & all things Strawberry.