Sounds like somebody needs to do a lot more research. Expensive is in the eye of the beholder.....I think $3300 is a lot....some folks do not. I bought my ebike for $1000.......it's been great so far......I enjoy it. What are your riding goals.....streets...dirt.....exercise.....commuter......folding.....lots of questions???? I ride for some exercise on mostly paved roads with hills......my ebike is perfect for me but may not be for some. I also wanted a folding ebike so I could take it on camping trips. Good luck.....figure out how you plan to ride first.
For big name brand ebikes, you're paying a lot for the support & assistance when stuff go wrong.
But if you're handy, have proper tools, willing to take on repairs & maintenance yourself, a sub $2k ebike can be very capable for most riders.
My car doesn't even cost $3300.
This is a Great Forum with a Wide Range of Enthusiasts across about every type of eBike sold in the US.
Yes - Trek is a noted Worldwide eBike Brand - and well respected. As a Worldwide Brand it's eBike Design and eBike Performance is designed to fit the more restrictive European Market - that way their products can be sold both in Europe and in North America.
There is a large segment of the eBike business here in the US that craves "More Performance - and I don't care about Europe" .
Using the Trk Verve3+ eBike as a example - the Trek Verve3 bike (not eBike) is about $1000 US Retail - the Trek eBike Verve3+ is about $3300 - for $2,300 more = and the Verve3+ is a respectable $3,300 top brand eBike.
You can have a "Nu Brand" eBike for $2,300 - and even way under $2,300 - that will give you Higher Speed - more Range - and will also be heck of fun.
In the U.S. "Fat Tire" category - I do own bikes from both these manufacturers - so I am comfortable calling out these 2 as examples::