VIDEO: Faraday Bikes CEO Talks About His Inspiration for Electric Bike Design Apr 02, 2013 By: Pete 18 Comments Share 0Shares0 0 By: Pete 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 P.S. Don’t forget to join the Electric Bike Report community for updates from the electric bike world, plus ebike riding and maintenance tips! Related Reader InteractionsComments Norm says April 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm Cool looking e-bike! What does it weigh, this Faraday? Reply Pete says April 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm Hi Norm, It weighs 39 pounds without the rack. Pete Reply Dennis says April 3, 2013 at 10:42 am Personally, I prefer recumbents – any plans there? Reply Tom K says April 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm What is the price for this bike? Reply Pete says April 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm Hi Tom, this bike will retail for $3,800. Reply jr says April 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm This bike is similar to the sayno eneloop. Reply Keith Eveson says April 9, 2013 at 9:41 am 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. Reply Pete says April 9, 2013 at 9:44 am Hi Keith, the Faraday Porteur will retail for $3,800. Reply Evan Ravitz says April 9, 2013 at 9:46 am 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: https://signon.org/sign/legalize-ebikes-on-boulder We could use some publicity. Reply Pete says April 9, 2013 at 9:58 am Great work Evan! Reply Evan Ravitz says April 9, 2013 at 9:51 am 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? Reply Pete says April 9, 2013 at 9:57 am 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 🙂 Reply Jeffrey says April 9, 2013 at 10:31 am I love this bike, but more than four times my potential budget. I’ll stick to my Hilltopper for now. Reply Ken Sanders says April 9, 2013 at 11:12 am 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 Reply John Rooney says April 9, 2013 at 11:24 am I Love our Hilltopper Hub Motor, have 2 in florida and 2 in Minnesota. when they fail I will check out all options. Reply W W Ching says April 9, 2013 at 4:53 pm It’s a great piece to hang up in your living room, worth every $ of it Reply jr says April 10, 2013 at 6:08 pm 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. Reply Trackbacks […] is a great video about the CEO of Faraday Bikes and how he got his inspiration for the design of his Porteur […] Reply Leave a Reply to Evan Ravitz Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Current [email protected] * Leave this field empty This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.