Firstly, is an electric assist legal if it exceeds 250watts, but is restricted to 250watts via software. I’ve seen a bike I’m interested in that falls into this bracket. Secondly, I already have a recumbent trike with the Steps Shimano system on board. If I’m tackling a large hill with assist, what is the most economical way of doing it? Either zoom up the hill on max setting, but it all be over pretty quick, or dawdle up the hill on min assist, but have a much more prolonged draw on the battery? Unfortunately, my system doesn’t give an exact battery percentage remaining figure, only five bars, so it’s possible to be up to 19% out on the guesstimate at any one time. So I can’t cover the same hill twice and compare results.