Peugeot launches new e-Rifter electric people carrier
French carmaker gets closer to offering an electrified variant across its entire model range
The new Peugeot e-Rifter is the latest fully electric car to join Peugeot’s growing line-up of zero-emissions models. This new clean driving people carrier is based on the brand’s original Rifter but is built on Peugeot’s multi-energy EMP2 platform. The e-Rifter is available in five and seven-seat configurations and offers up 4,000-litres of boot space with a towing capacity of up to 750kg.
The e-Rifter has a 100kw (136hp) electric powertrain capable of up to 260Nm of torque. It’s powered by a 50kWh battery that offers up to 171 miles (275km) of range. This delivers a top speed of 83mph (134kph) and the e-Rifter can accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100kph) in 11.2-seconds.
The e-Rifter comes standard with a 7.4kW single-phase charger and with an optional 11kW three-phase charger. Supporting a variety of charging methods, the e-Rifter can be charged using wallbox or 100kW rapid charging.
A full charge from a 7.4kW Wallbox will take around 7.5 hours, or five hours using the optional 11kW three-phase charger. It also supports rapid charging and can be charged up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes using a 100kWh rapid charger. Using the MyPeugeot smartphone app, owners can schedule delayed charging to take advantage of off-peak electricity tariffs.
All vehicles come with a certificate of battery capacity after each service with the lithium-ion battery guaranteed by an eight-year/100,000-miles warranty for 70 percent of its original charge capacity. The e-Rifter will be in the UK showrooms this autumn and prices will be available soon.
Julie David, managing director of Peugeot UK, said: “The new e-Rifter is our latest electric model, and is one step closer to fulfilling our promise of offering an electrified variant across our entire model line-up by 2023.
“With a range of practical features, and available in five or seven-seat configurations, we believe the e-Rifter is the ideal choice for both families and businesses looking for a versatile, zero-emissions vehicle and are excited to introduce it to our customers later this year.”