The Faraday Porteur Bike, despite its retro butcher’s bike looks, has a cache of lithium ion batteries packed inside the frame, integrated front and rear LED lights controlled by an ambient light sensor, a subtly placed on/off switch and an e-ink battery meter.
The front carrier can hold 14kg and the bike itself weighs about 20kg, which won’t bother its rider in the least. Pedal and the electric motor matches your leg power automatically. There’s also a ‘boost’ button for extra welly.
Currently most of the way toward Kickstarter funding for a first production run, the bikes are available for $3500.
Or $10,000 for a bespoke, handmade ‘collectors edition’.