My girlfriend is loving her Carrera E Subway. Hybrid with decentish tyres that seem to go well both on and offroad. Torque sensor seems okay on it (I know **** all about ebikes) £1100 so well under budget. It weigh roughly the same as our motorhome though which is it’s biggest drawback.
I think that the Boardman E-Hybrid is about 2k and is several kilos lighter.