jul 19, 2012
faraday porteur electric bicycle
the ‘faraday porteur’ electric bicycle
san fransico-based faraday bicycles is a new company dedicated to transportation innovation and design. the ‘faraday porteur’ is their
first production model, bred to become the first electric propelled utility bicycle built for commuters, cyclist enthusiasts, and those with hill phobia.
by implementing hidden state-of-the-art lithium batteries within the frame, the elegant and high-quality city bike becomes comfortable
and effortless to ride. its boost mode feature has an active pedal assist that can simplify the daily challenges of riding up steep slopes.
built-in sensors measure how much pedaling is being done, matching the foot stroke through an electric motor. the e-bike incorporates
a quick-release front rack for storage or running errands as well as high powered front and rear LED lights for added safety during night riding.
its battery can be fully recharged in under an hour by plugging into any standard outlet, providing 10-15 miles (15- 20 km) of pedaling assistance.
a laser engraved trim, wood fenders, and custom aluminum chainguard add a level of sophistication to reinvent the image of the electric bicycle.
the ‘faraday porteur’ is currently seeking funding on kickstarter.
rear 3/4 view
left: rear view
right: front view
side view battery pack detail
side view detail
laser engraving detail and aluminum chain guard
graphic detail and front handle bars
detail of quick release front rack
quick release demonstration
front rack in use
rodrigo caula I designboom
jul 19, 2012