Peugeot debuts fully electric e-Rifter MPV
Peugeot is introducing a fully electric version of its Rifter MPV from this autumn.
Launching in five- and seven-seat configurations, the e-Rifter arrives on the back of the launch of the electric e-Partner van that it’s based on and, like the van, features a 136hp motor with a 50kWh battery, giving it an identical 171-mile official range.
The motor is capable of up to 260Nm of torque and provides the e-Rifter with a top speed of 83mph and 0-62mph acceleration in 11.2 seconds.
The e-Rifter comes as standard with a 7.4kW single-phase charger, enabling a full charge in 7.5 hours. The optional 11kW three-phase charger gives a full charge in five hours. It can also use a 100kWh rapid charger, giving a 0 to 80% charge in 30 minutes.
The e-Rifter also comes with three driving modes and two regenerative braking modes to optimise battery range and vehicle performance.
It will be available in standard (4.40m long) and long variants (4.75m long), each available with the five- or seven-seat configurations and featuring Peugeot’s ‘Magic Flat’ feature for the second row of seats, meaning each seat can be slid up or down the cabin, folded, or fully removed from the vehicle.
Boot space ranges from 775 litres for the five-seat standard length variant, up to 4,000 litres with the seats folded on long variants.
It will be available in two trims: Allure Premium and GT. Allure Premium models come as standard with Peugeot’s i-Cockpit digital with an 8-inch central touchscreen, Roof Rails, VisioPark 1 (including Rear Parking Sensors and 180-degree coloured rear camera), opening rear window and 16-inch aluminium wheels, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
GT models come with 17-inch aluminium wheels, bespoke GT styling elements, individual rear seats, and Peugeot Open and Go.
Prices are yet to be announced.