Gears are always a matter of preference and riding style. In general, a three-speed hub is well-suited to city riding, giving you enough control to tackle small hills, and pick up some speed on the flats. If you ride in a more hilly environment (or just like having more control!), an eight-speed hub will make life easier – it'll reduce resistance when climbing slopes, and give you a bit more oomph downhill. 

The Electrified S2 & X2 have an automatic two-speed hub. Combined with the assistance from the motor, this is comfortable to ride in all situations. 

You can try all bikes and gearing options in any VanMoof brand store – time for a test ride?