VIDEO: Faraday Bikes CEO Talks About His Inspiration for Electric Bike Design

I am very passionate about spreading the word about electric bikes as useful, convenient, and fun vehicles for getting around town.

I believe that electric bikes combine some of the conveniences of a car with the advantages of a bicycle.

I recently came across this great video about the owner of Faraday Bikes, Adam Vollmer, and his story definitely captures what I strongly believe in.

So without further ado, enjoy this video from Dark Rye!

And here is a video about the Faraday Porteur electric bike:

What do you think?  Are you seeing more people on bikes in your community?  Do you think electric bikes could help more people enjoy bike commuting?

Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks!

-Pete

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Comments

  1. Keith Eveson says

    I am extremely impressed, I’ve had an electric bike for 2 years, and love it, I’m 76 years young, I get excercise peddling, then when it gets tough, just like the Faraday, the motor cuts in and helps push me up the hills etc,
    How much does the Faraday in the video cost, sounds the way to go, when I need to upgrade my present one.

  2. says

    I started a petition to legalize ebikes on Boulder, CO’s paths and bike racks because I think ebikes will in 5 years at least double the bikes on the roads, and studies prove there is safety in numbers: drivers pay attention when they see lots of cyclists. Ebikes “level the playing field” for injured, sedentary or older people -and hills! They’re great rehab. Here’s the petition: http://signon.org/sign/legalize-ebikes-on-boulder We could use some publicity.

  3. says

    PS: The Faraday is a beautiful piece of engineering -and light enough to easily carry, unlike the majority of ebikes. BUT, isn’t it easy to burn out those hub motors -not having the advantage of the bike’s gears like with mid-mounted motors- on big hills like we have in Boulder?

    • Pete says

      Hi Evan, it may not climb as well on the steep hills when compared to a mid drive, but I don’t think the hub motor will “burn out”. These bikes are designed in San Francisco; land of many steep hills :)

  4. Ken Sanders says

    Absolutely a great video about Faraday and the idea of electric assist bicycles for your everyday commute Let the e bike revolution begin the products are out there

  5. John Rooney says

    I Love our Hilltopper Hub Motor, have 2 in florida and 2 in Minnesota. when they fail I will check out all options.

  6. jr says

    Cool video but Faraday is just too expensive for me. $3800 is simply too high.. I built my ebike for $1300 and it has a 1000 watt motor and a 48 volt battery.

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