This is my first e-bike. I have been toting my kids around on a conventional bike+bike seat for several years but they started getting too big (and heavy) for that. I did a ton of research to try to find a decent balance of style, comfort, and price. I was really hesitant to pull the trigger because it was such an investment for me but I'm really glad I did. Luke at Electric Surf Co was very patient to answer all of my many questions and made the purchase process super simple. My kids LOVE riding around on the bike (I added the rear pad and handlebars). The controls are super easy. If you are thinking about an alternate way to tote kids around I would highly recommend it.