My first 2-wheeler with assist was also a scooter:
Note the absence of a seat? I found that standing gave me better visibility to be seen and also to see... but also made it easier to kick. Rolling with just 24V - 2 12V 10Ah SLAs in series, it was like a game in making the batteries last longer before eventual recycling and replacement. ... and I was constantly replacing those batts.
So where the ability to kick came in was especially at starts and up hills (against gravity)... and there was always faux pedaling...
Locally, Canada hadn't yet EVen legalized our "power-assisted bicycle" yet, and my scoot still wouldn't be legal (no pedals)...
So my two cents? (In Canada, now up to two nickels...) Built the platform/deck as low to the ground as possible to facilitate kicking ... and lose the seat - less weight = better ranges per charge.
I actually did try and assemble my thoughts about scoots eg where to put the groceries? ... and this is watt I came up with after many thousands of miles of urban travels:
Hope you find... amusing.
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Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions
(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
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