Depending on the exact moment you search for these on Amazon, GBE is selling them from $1,250-$1,400
...perhaps the lower price is to clear out unpopular frame colors? http://www.amazon.com/GBE-GTO-Beach-Cru ... B007322JE8
Green Bike Effect (GBE) "seems to be" another China bike wholesale importer, who is branding generic Chinese E-bikes (if you look at the rest of their product line). The one bike that caught my eye is an E-bike that looks like an Electra Townie clone.
From what I've read, it's quite possible that "if" Townies are made in China (made to the buyers spec, Electra demands higher quality from suppliers, than the generic wholesalers), then it's possible
the clones are even made on the same
assembly line....even if they are made to a different level of quality.
I haven't seen one in person, so I have no evidence that these are good or bad. it's just that...I am a big fan of the Townie, so I am familiar with some of its peculiar features. These two bikes are not exactly identical, but they are so close as to be clearly on purpose. The battery needs to be moved to the frame triangle, and it needs a Thudbuster seat-post.
$1995 (I have seen them for $1,400 on Amazon
), 500W geared rear hub (Bafang BPM?) 36V, 10-Ah, LiFePO4, 7-speed derailleur, dual mechanical disc brakes, Aluminum frame.
I don't have an address, but they appear to be based near San Francisco.
For general inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
For comparison, here is an authentic Electra Townie (pic is flipped so they both face the same way)
edit: here's the similar Geoby "Steven" cruiser (notice battery in the frame, even if the pack is too small)