Do you use your bike simply as means of transportation? Are you sick of being tailgated by larger motor vehicles when you’re in the bike lane? Does riding uphill make you break too much of a sweat, or are you tired of showing up to work trying to catch your breath? If you’re all or any of the above, Faraday electric bicycles may have something for you. Dubbed “the ultimate modern utility bicycle” by the Oregon Manifest bicycle design competition, the Faraday Porteur claims to be the first electric bicycle built by, and for, cyclists. The bike is powered by state-of-the-art lithium batteries hidden invisibly inside the frame, which can be acitvated by simply pressing the trigger on the handlebars. After only a 45 minute charge, the Faraday Porteur will have you feeling like you’re riding the best tailwind you ever had — anywhere you go and for a rather long period of time (up to 15 unassisted miles). Whether you’re a commuter, a techy, design/bike lover, aging baby boomer or simply goddamned lazy, there are many reasons why the Faraday Porteur would appeal to you. If you’re convinced, you may want to check out kickstarter page and support Faraday Bikes in their fundraiser to be able to build their first production run of bicycles. The project will be funded if at least $100,000 is pledged by August 11th. Donate now if you ever want to see the Faraday Porteur become reality, or watch the video if you need more convincing..
The "ultimate modern utility bicycle” makes its electric debut