Reliable eMTB in the ~$2000 range?

Is there anything reliable / quality in this price range?

Asking for a family friend.

Bike will be used as both a commuter and on blue & green single track by a beginner rider. She’s a formerly an athlete and is 20 years old, so I suspect she’ll quickly want it to be at least reasonably trail-capable. ie. not break if she takes it off a 12-inch drop.

I know nothing about the ebike/eMTB market. Anything helps. Links appreciated!

That is a tough price point for eMTB. I am not aware of many “reliable/quality” options from brands that most people would recognize (i.e. not Ebay or Amazon clones). Standard price of entry is about $3k USD and goes well above that.

Here is what the only one I found for a quick search:

At that price, I think it’s unlikely she will get anything unless she stumbles on a used model.

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