The new Peugeot e-Rifter is the latest fully electric vehicle to join Peugeot’s growing line-up of zero emissions models.
In showrooms later this autumn, the e-Rifter is capable of up to 171 miles (WLTP) from a single charge and is available in five and seven-seat configurations. With a towing capacity of up to 750kg and up to 4,000-litres of boot space, the e-Rifter is ideal for both families and fleet users looking for a practical zero emissions vehicle.
Based on the award-winning Rifter, the e-Rifter is built on Peugeot’s multi-energy EMP2 platform and features a 100kw (136hp) electric powertrain capable of up to 260Nm of torque. Connected to a 50kWh battery, the e-Rifter achieves up to 171 miles from a single charge under WLTP testing. With a top speed of 83mph, the e-Rifter can accelerate from 0-62mph in 11.2-seconds.
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.”
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 7.5 hours, or 5 hours using the optional 11kW three-phase charger. Supporting rapid charging, 0 to 80% charge can be completed in just 30 minutes using a 100kWh rapid charger.
The e-Rifter also comes with three driving modes and two regenerative braking modes to optimise battery range and vehicle performance.
Drivers have access to three driving modes:
- Eco (60 kW/180 Nm): Optimises vehicle range.
- Normal (80 kW/220 Nm): Ideal for daily use.
- Power (100 kW/260 Nm): Optimises vehicle performance.
Drivers can also pick between two regenerative braking modes:
- Moderate: This is similar to the feeling in normal internal combustion vehicles when lifting off the throttle.
- Increased: Accessed from the “B” button on the gearbox control unit, this increases the regenerative braking when lifting off the throttle.
All e-Rifter models also come with an electronic parking brake as standard.