A dude in Flemington rides one to Melb Uni.
Not sure how fun they are with gravel or little stones. And imagine pot holes on one at 25kms/hr !!
'Electric' is definately a power source a majority of people need to use more for travel Monday~Friday. Sure most of it comes from brown coal here in Vic, but the great thing about electric power is that anyting can be used to generate it, from the sun on your head, to the stink from your garbage.
So hobbled to electric's low range is actually the freedom to become the source of your own power!
Just a bike & a place to ride.