Apologies for the delayed response.
My mistake, the hills I assumed were 30% from just eyeballing, were really 10% according to Google maps.
I can make it up about 75% of the way on a 10% incline hill that is 260 ft long without pushing, but it’s pretty weak the last couple dozen or so feet.
On another note, after 6 months of abuse through late Autumn, Winter, and mid-Spring, I had to return my 2nd Verve to Costco again, this time because the rear fender broke, not by stepping on it, but by actually engaging the lock mechanism and carrying it around.
It broke right at the connection point, where there are 3 screws in a triangle pattern connecting the plastic rear-fender to the deck.
I guess the stress of the mechanism over time is enough to break the plastic-fender, a bad design/material choice, so be careful of that.
On a good note, the Verve dropped in price by almost half, to $299 CAD at Costco.ca, so I just bought another one, despite the issues I’ve noticed.
I’m much more aware of it’s shortcomings now, and at this price for the features/value, it can’t be beat.
I also got a Verve Pro a couple months ago when it was on sale for $599 CAD, which is the regular price now (it is now going for $449 USD on the website), and it is better than the Verve in ride quality/range/max speed, just larger/heavier/clunkier.