Is this a viable option to replace a car? Probably not. But it's a pretty great option for 10+ mile urban commutes (or 5+ miles for those less willing to pedal). If I had a spare, let's guess, $2500 (confirmed- $1200 for the bike, $1300 for the motor), I'd definitely spend it on the ultimate long-distance, multi-modal-able (not a real word) machine. Until, of course, GoCycle comes to the US.