Have you reached out to Evelo to ask them about changing the default PAS level percentages? Evelo claims to have special programming to raise the max power from 600 to 1200 watts. Maybe they can give you a VESC program to reset the levels to be lower.Why the Throttle is Important to My Enjoyment of Cycling
The Atlas is more complicated. If you leave it on PAS 0 (zero) the throttle won't work, doesn't engage; you have to leave on PAS 1. The moment I start pedaling, as mentioned before, the Atlas takes off very quickly so I immediately activate the throttle which will cut off the pedal assist (you feel it instantly) and conformably dial back pedal assist to only 40, 50, 60 watts as opposed to the 140+ watts. My Atlas is new and with over 110 miles I haven't recharged it's huge battery a single time yet, still have 44%. Mostly riding without assist, of course.