The e-Rifter, launched in February, is built on the company’s multi-energy EMP2 platform with a 100kw (136hp) electric powertrain capable of up to 260Nm of torque. It is powered by a 50kWh battery, allowing the vehicle to achieve up to 172 miles from a single charge under WLTP testing.
The new Peugeot EV is available in two trim levels, starting at £30,375 for the standard five-seater Allure Premium. This variant is joined by the five-seater GT variant from £32,455. Customers also have the option of a long wheelbase seven-seater Allure Premium, with prices from £32,375.
Julie David, Managing Director of Peugeot UK has explained that the company is delighted to open the orderbooks for its newest EV.
“The e-Rifter provides drivers with comfortable space, a practical range and a host of technological aids to make driving easy in any environment,” she said. “We hope that the Peugeot e-Rifter provides a practical solution for drivers wanting to make the transition over to electric.”
Drivers will be given a choice of three driving modes: Eco (60 kW/180 Nm), for optimising vehicle range, Normal (80 kW/220 Nm), ideal for daily use and Power (100 kW/260 Nm), to optimise vehicle performance.
The e-Rifter comes as standard with a 7.4kW single-phase on-board charger, with an 11kW three-phase on-board charger available as an option. A full charge via a 7.4kW Wallbox will take 7.5 hours, or five hours using the optional 11kW three-phase on-board charger. The EV also supports rapid charging providing 0-80% power in just 30 minutes when using a 100kW rapid charger.
Standard models measure 4.40m long, and Long variants measure 4.75m, with all variants allowing for an external height of 1.90m and an agile turning circle of just 10.8m. Since the battery is located under the floor, boot space ranges from 775-litres for the five-seat Standard length variants and up to 4,000-litres with the seats folded on the Long variant.
The new model comes with the latest infotainment features, including the digital i-Cockpit interior, available with both a 10-inch digital instrument panel and a digital central display. The touchscreen gives drivers access to a dedicated ‘Electric’ menu where they can view live energy flows when driving, energy efficiency data and charge status.
All vehicles come with a certificate of battery capacity after each service to give owners a piece of mind, with the lithium-ion battery guaranteed by an eight-year/100,000-miles warranty for 70% of its original charge capacity.
The new e-Rifter will be available to order in-store from the company’s Retailers and via Peugeot Buy Online. Buy Online allows customers to configure and order their vehicle entirely online and makes purchasing a car online simple and convenient.