This automatic shifting makes me wonder, how detrimental to battery life would it be to make some e bikes single speed? The number of riders I see with the seat down and in the tallest gear would suggest they're not shifting much.
I also wonder how far from a Pinion esque type set up we are too. It seems crazy to me that an ebike keeps the derailleur,I mean is there any point of having a high end drive train on an ebike? I've heard a few examples of huge Kms and owners wondering why stuff wears out.
The cynic in me says keeping the derailleur keeps it looking like a normal bike.