The Porteur and Porteur S uses Faraday’s proven proprietary electric system. It uses a Bafang 250 watt geared front hub motor to provide pedal assist for up to 25 miles. This is paired to a 306 Wh Faraday battery (using best-in-class Panasonic cells) that is mounted inside of the downtube. The end product gives Faraday’s battery the highest energy density of any e-bike battery on the market, and a battery that recharges in just three hours. Integrated front and rear lights make the bike ideal for day and night time commuting, and at just 39 lb, the Porteur is lighter than competing e-bikes.
Unlike nearly every other battery “mode selector” on the market, Faraday’s is as simple as can be. It uses a simple e-ink display that shows the battery level and three assists modes. “Standard” assist is ideal for everyday riding, “boost” utilizes as much power as possible, and the off setting turns off all assist. It’s minimal, intuitive, and easy to use.
The Porteur S model is based around a a Shimano Altus 8 speed drivetrain, disc brakes, and aluminum fenders. The Porteur upgrades to a Shimano Alfine 8 speed internally geared hub, Gates belt drive, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, leather grips, and a set of beautiful bamboo fenders.
The Faraday Porteur is easy to accessorize. They offer an extended range battery (hidden as a leather seat bag) for another 20 miles of range, a sturdy front rack for hauling groceries, and a myriad of theft-prevention devices.