Nikola Tesla – Inventor of the modern alternating current electricity supply system.
Michael Faraday – Scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.
Tesla Motors has a market cap of $26 Billion (4/27/15). I’m guessing the folks at Faraday Bicycles Inc. are hoping some of that old time smart guy magic will rub into their wallets too. Maybe they can cut a deal with Tesla Motors… buy a Tesla and get a Faraday.
What is a Faraday bike – well it’s a $3,500 electric bicycle that weighs 39 lbs. It’s got a steel frame and bamboo fenders. Basically it’s an expensive electric bicycle with a bit of style and an attempt at heritage. The battery which is mounted under the seat provides 20 miles of “pedal assist”.
I wish them luck, but it seems like just an overpriced heavy bike. If the bike was say, 20 pounds lighter, you might not need the “pedal assist”.