We’ve written quite a few posts on electric bicycles here at Unfinished Man, some of these bikes look pretty futuristic while others take the retro design route. But one of the most inconspicuous designs I’ve seen so far has to be the Faraday Porteur S electric bicycle.
The Porteur S is the more affordable version of the Porteur electric bike. The Porteur S takes its design inspirations from delivery bicycles from the 1940’s and 1950’s. The Porteur S is very elegant looking bicycle and is one of my favorite electric bikes currently available, I wouldn’t not be embarrassed to ride this bike on my daily commute. It doesn’t give any hints of being anything other than a classic looking bicycle. I’m pretty amazed at the way Faraday has hidden the motor and battery.
The Porteur S comes in Faraday Grey or Classic White finishes and is available in three sizes: small, medium, and large. The bicycle comes with a leather saddle, which can be upgraded, a 5-speed gear drive, Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes, and a 250W geared front hub electric motor. The electric motor is fed by a custom 43V, 250Wh removable lithium-ion battery pack. The battery pack takes three hours to fully charge and the bicycle can be ridden for 20 miles with peddle assist. The Porteur S also comes with a Bluetooth E-ink display with three-mode pedal assist, and integrated front and rear LED lights.