Arrived one day early, no damage found.
It took about 30 min. to assemble.
Top speed observed with 175 lb rider: 24 mph/40 Kmh on flat road. Climbs fast and steady to 20 mph.
The bike feels very solid and the brakes are good. I will come back with an update in about 6 months.
It is well made, sturdy, and easy to learn how to use. My husband keeps volunteering to "run to the store" for items- just so he can take out his new electric bike. Shipping took 5 days but it was worth it. Great bike.