Assembly required: moderate. Attach front wheel, place handlebar in chasis & straighten and tighten, adjust breaks. Batteries: lead-acid & the manufacturer says to care properly for them they must be fully recharged immediately after each use or they will quickly deteriorate. Properly cared for in this manner they say you can expect 100-200 charges or "about a year" of use. Charge current used: charger says 1.5 amps, or about 180 watts with 120 volt current. Charging typically several hours up to 6-8 hours. So typically charging will eat a half or full kilowatt hour, typically between 5 and 15 us cents per charge at current rates. Replacement batteries about $75 usd.
Performance: I am 160 lbs adult - ok on flat and inclines, but will barely manage a steep hill, even if short. Story seems to be longer endurance for moderate terrain. Steep hills I recommend more powerful motor. Commuter use of this machine to be yet proven. Necessity to recharge immediately after use means it has to be charged both at work and at home. 200 charges @ two charges a day gives you much less than a year of commuting. It will not go anywhere near claimed distance with normal but moderate speed. Plan on half to a third of claimed. Brake not high performing. You must really squeeze hard - only back break.
As a toy I can vouch my son loves it. Best of luck.
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