Continuing to march into the world of electrification, Peugeot have now launched a battery-powered variant of the Rifter.
Capable of a range of up to 171 miles under a single charge (according to WLTP figures) the new e-Rifter is built on the company’s multi-energy EMP2 platform and comes equipped with the familiar 136bhp powertrain that is present on some of their other EV offerings. The 50kW battery can be charged from a 7.4kW wallbox in 7.5 hours with the standard 7.4kW single-phase charger, or in 5 hours if equipped with the optional 11kW three-phase charger. More importantly the car can be charged to 80% in just 30 minutes by a 100kWh rapid charger.
The e-Rifter can be had in either Standard or Long variants, with the Standard model measuring 4.4m long and the Long one being 4.75m. Both versions have a height of 1.9m and internally offer space from 775 litres for a Standard with the rear seats up to a staggering 4,000 litres for the Long with the rear seats folded. Both Standard and Long can be had with a choice of either five or seven-seat configurations with the second row coming with Peugeot’s ‘Magic Flat’ feature, meaning each seat can be slid up or down the cabin, folded, or fully removed. This makes the car ideal for both active families and small businesses alike. The car is also capable of towing up to 750kg and comes with a trailer stability feature that detects when a trailer is swerving and starts to reduce the vehicle speed.
Available in either ‘Allure Premium’ or ‘GT’ trim levels, the e-Rifter comes comprehensively equipped as standard with both featuring Peugeot’s brilliant i-Cockpit display and 8-inch central touchscreen, alloy wheels, roof rails, ‘VisioPark 1’ (which includes rear parking sensors and a 180 degree colour rear parking camera), Advanced Grip Control and a raft of driver safety aids. Apple CarPlay and Android AUto also feature as standard.
The car will hit the showrooms later in 2021.