Faraday, an electric Porteur bike — originally designed by IDEO and Rock Lobster Custom Cycles for the Oregon Manifest “creative collaborations” competition – the new eBike is now available to purchase. The Faraday eBike may look like a simple eBike, but it’s much more; thanks to an electric pedal assist system, hidden battery, and front and rear LED lights that turn on and off automatically.
The Faraday Porteur eBike has parallel top tubes holding a series of lithium-ion batteries which power a front motor, good for between 10 and 15 miles of travel. Weighing around 40 pounds, the new eBike gets charged in 45 minutes only with that it boasts a range of up to 15 miles to ride with.
This e-cycle is made perfect for everyone from bike lovers to commuters to baby boomers to techies and gadget gurus.
You can buy Faraday eBike on Kickstarter for $3,500, with a collector’s edition hand-finished by Rock Lobster’s Paul Sadoff costing $10,000. Meanwhile, watch the Faraday eBike in action in video below.