Welecome - one of the great things about this forum is the wide range of owners/enthusiasts here for different pointd of view.
For a Casual Commuter (comfort) available now - I might suggest the Juiced Cross Current X at $1,399 could be a Solid Fit for you.
1. Jucied is a very solid/established eBike "brand"
2. Juiced does "engineer" each of their models - and there are aspects oof each Juiced model that Juiced can have where most others don't
3. Torque & Cadence Sensor for smoother Commuter shifting under pedal assist
4. Solid 52V Battery - excellent performing Bfang Rear Hub motor
I bought a Juiced RipCurrent 3mos ago to add to my eBike "Fleet" (with the Juiced makes 7) - and frankly starting with the unpacking (Juiced uses FULL internal foam packaging - where others use more zip ties and cardboard - received my Juice with zero scrathes/mars) ) - assembly - charging - 1st and successive riders I was impressed measured by my other eBikes - super solid eBike.
CLICK HERE JUICED CROSS CURRENT $1399
I wanted to change my Thumb Throttle to 1/2 Twist - called Juiced Customer Service (Michelle) ordered the part I needed - boom - 3 days later at my door - no drama !
On my RipCurrent : added FlatOut to ther tires (great thing) - added HyperShot 350 lumen tailight (greatest road safety thing 24/7) - added 2600 lumen rechargable handlebar mounted LED light bar (great night riding thing) - Comfort seat (great 24/7thing for me) - ArcLight city pedals (really cool - really doesn't add additional safety on top of the Hypershot tailight).
There are plenty of choices - that s my suggestion - decide soon to maximize our riding time befor emN snow !