As per the parent company Stellantis’ plan of offering a battery-electric version of each of its models by 2030 in Europe, Peugeot has expanded its UK’s lineup with the e-Rifter all-electric MPV. Based on the Rifter five- and seven-seater MPV which was launched in 2018, the Peugeot e-Rifter is the fully electrified avatar. While the five-seater version can be had in two different variants of Allure Premium and GT, the seven-seater version comes only in the Allure Premium variant.
Peugeot e-Rifter Design
The e-Rifter retains the original design of the Rifter MPV, with a sleek-looking grille flanked with headlamp units that house halogen projector bulbs and LEDs. It comes with large side window panels, which come with tapered outer edges. The MPV also comes with thick side body cladding and roof rails, and alloy wheels (17-inch diamond-cut wheels in GT and 16-inch grey wheels in Allure Premium).
The rear profile of the e-Rifter has a conventional rear windscreen, with vertical tail lamps and trapezoidal housing for the license plate below the windscreen.
Peugeot e-Rifter Interior
The major highlight of the cabin of the e-Rifter is the i-cockpit design theme which does make it look very modern. It includes a Head-Up 10-inch fully digital instrument console, gaming console-like compact two-spoke multifunction steering wheel, and an 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto support.
The cabin of the Peugeot e-Rifter is being offered with two upholstery options – Quente Brown for the GT variant and Picasso Blue for the Allure Premium variant. Other noteworthy features of the MPV include automatic climate control, electric parking brake, 180-degree reverse camera, and fully adjustable second and third-row seats. A blind spot monitoring system is optional.
Peugeot e-Rifter Specifications
The Peugeot e-Rifter is brought to life by a 136 hp electric motor which is assisted by a 50 kWh battery. This powertrain is capable to pull the MPV from standstill to the 100 km/h mark in 11.2 seconds, with the top speed and maximum range rated at modest 135 kmph (83.9 mph) and 172 miles (276.8 km) respectively. It takes up to 7.5 hours for the battery of the e-Rifter to fully charge, using a 7 kW home charger. Peugeot offers a warranty of eight-year/100,000-miles for 70 per cent of its original charge capacity.
|Aspect||Specification (5-seater)||Specification (7-seater)|
|Length||4403 mm||4753 mm|
|Width||2107 mm||2107 mm|
|Height||1878 mm||1882 mm|
|Wheelbase||2785 mm||2975 mm|
|Battery pack capacity||50 kWh||50 kWh|
|Maximum power||136 hp (100 kW)||136 hp (100 kW)|
|Range (WLTP)||172 miles (276.8 km)||166 miles (267.2 km)|
Peugeot e-Rifter – Production & price
The e-Rifter is assembled along with the standard MPV at Stellantis’ production plant in Mangualde, Portugal. The MPV has been made available in two versions – while the five-seater 4.4 m long version is priced at £30,375, the bigger 4.75 m long seven-seater version of the same will set one back by £32,375 in the UK market. Prices include the £2,500 plug-in car grant sanctioned by the UK government for electric vehicles.
First customer deliveries of the e-Rifter are to commence in November.
Peugeot e-Rifter FAQs
What is the release date of the Peugeot e-Rifter?
The Peugeot e-Rifter was launched in the UK market in June 2021.
What are the core competitors to Peugeot e-Rifter?
The e-Rifter’s main challenger is the Renault Kangoo ZE.
What is the price of Peugeot e-Rifter?
The Peugeot e-Rifter is priced at £30,375 for the 5-seater version and £32,375 for the 7-seater version.
Featured image: Stellantis