We're not big fans of traffic. Traffic has been around a long time and has plagued civilization ever since it was invented by who ever invented it. We think it's time that it needs to be un-invented.
E-bikes can go a long way to solving the traffic problem by reducing the single occupancy car trips that make up the majority of car travel all over the world. That's a good thing. Standing on the corner, watching the traffic go by, each car a 4 seater, or 6 seater, or 8 seater, occupied by the one person driving, each taking up so much space, it's easy to think - why is the car the only option for people to get around?
The US is hard press to change. It's take a movement and Americans don't like to be coerced into changing behavior. We're selfish and really don't care what good something will do for the environment, or the community if it impacts our personal freedom negatively.
But isn't traffic binding us in chains? Look at Los Angeles. Millions of perfectly sane people endure the traffic there, doing little but positioning their lives around it, maneuvering in it, dealing with it as a mob. Why there isn't an e-bike store on every street corner in Los Angeles at this point, is perplexing.
Humans resist change. We like to feel comfortable in things we are familiar with, even when they are bad for us or cause us harm or waste our time or cost us money. This complacency is what is keeping us stuck in traffic most of the time. Right now, any large percentage of us could be on a bicycle for the trips we are making by car, but we don't because we're used and expected to go by car. A car is warm. It's a shelter and a storage unit. It has nearly unlimited cargo capacity and gets us to places quickly, normally.
On a purely selfish basis, we think e-bikes - though they could "change the world", or make the world a better place - will simply make your personal life better. They'll get you to where you need to go most of the time either nearly as fast, or sometimes faster. They'll improve your health by keeping you heart rate up through pedaling. They'll save you money by saving on gas and car repairs.
The current technology of e-bike is making biking a viable option for many people for whom a bike was not an option. Some countries are looking at installing e-bike freeways, bike lanes devoted specifically to e-bikes. The United States is so dominated by car travel, it is hard to imagine how a community could adopt something similar without something like a Google or Elon Musk involved. There is simply not enough public funding to sway the group as a whole to get anything done, it seems, to solve that traffic.
But on an individual and selfish basis- you can avoid traffic, structure your life with tools that remove you from it. One of those tools is the e-bike. Try one.