Peugeot e-Rifter MPV due on sale in 2021

Electric Peugeot Rifter offers 171 miles of range

  • Uses same powertrain as e-208
  • Up to 4,000 litres of boot space
  • 100kW fast charging

The Peugeot Rifter MPV is getting an electric powertrain later this year. Set to be sold alongside the petrol and diesel models, the Peugeot e-Rifter offers a 171-mile range and fast charging.

Like the Peugeot e-208 and various other Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall models, the e-Rifter packs a 50kWh battery and a 134bhp electric motor. Its stats are perfectly reasonable for a car of its type: 11.2 seconds from 0-62mph, an 83mph top speed and a 750kg towing capacity.

You can recharge it using a 7.4kW wallbox (a three-phase 11kW one is also available), which takes 7.5 and five hours respectively. Plug in to a costlier public charger and it can charge at up to 100kW, giving an 80% top-up in half an hour. The accompanying MyPeugeot phone app lets you choose when the charging starts to take advantage of cheaper tariffs.

There are three modes, which give you different amounts of power depending on whether you want to prioritise economy or performance, and two settings for the brake regeneration system.

Two trim levels are likely to be available and while Peugeot is yet to reveal final specifications, it has confirmed the e-Rifter will be available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus convenience and driver assistance features like keyless entry and go, a reversing camera, auto high-beam assist and blind-spot monitoring.

Buyers can also choose from ‘Standard’ and ‘Long’ body styles, and both can be specced with five or seven seats. The Standard five-seater offers 775 litres of boot space, which rises to an astonishing 4,000 litres if you fold the seats down on the Long version. There are myriad storage cubbies dotted around the interior, and you can open the rear window without opening the whole tailgate.

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