Peugeot has given the Rifter van an electric powertrain as part of PSA’s electrification effort. The PEUGEOT e-Rifter, a high-roof family van with up to seven seats that use known PSA drive technology, will hit the market in autumn 2021. The Rifter is based on the Partner compact van. However, it has a few extra features, including more standard-fit seats. In addition, Peugeot has now fitted the Rifter with the electric powertrain seen in the Peugeot e-208 supermini – a propulsion system that will also be found in the Partner van.
The Peugeot e-Rifter is the passenger version of the Peugeot e-Partner electric van and a sister vehicle to the Vauxhall Combo-e Life and the Citroen e-Berlingo. The PEUGEOT e-Rifter will be offered in two lengths: a 4.4-meter ‘Standard’ variant and a 4.75-meter Long model.
Interior Design of PEUGEOT e-Rifter
Peugeot emphasizes that the Rifter’s space and load volume are similar to those of the combustion engine models. That’s at least 775 liters in the five-seat arrangement. The e-Rifter is 4.40 meters long and contains five seats in the standard length. Five seats are regular in the long variant L2 (4.75 meters), with seven seats available as an option. The cargo volume grows to almost 4,000 liters when row 2 and the passenger seat are folded down. The e-Rifter has a more off-road/outdoor look than its sister models, with black plastic components but no specific off-road choices. The automobile should fit into most garages and parking structures despite its height of 1.90 meters.
Leather upholstery, air conditioning, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a 10-inch digital instrument cluster, and an eight-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are all standard features on the inside. A speech recognition technology is also included, accepting orders for media, navigation, and phone calls.
Exterior Design of PEUGEOT e-Rifter
After the grant, the seven-seat e-Rifter is only available in Allure Premium trim. These models come with 16-inch alloy wheels, front parking sensors, and a reversing camera, while the GT adds 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, and GT aesthetic features.
The e-Rifter is an all-in-one vehicle, despite the different seating arrangements offered. Aside from the fact that the Business version has an additional seat in the front, the dimensions of all versions are identical. A big front wing and a rear wing are among the other external elements of the Citroen e-Rifter.
Engine & Battery of PEUGEOT e-Rifter
According to WLTP testing, the e-Rifter ranges up to 275 kilometers. This is far more than most people’s daily mileage requirements, so you can charge it overnight like a smartphone and be ready to go the next day. With a 134 bhp electric engine, the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/hr in 11.2 seconds, comparable to petrol vehicles and faster than diesel. With a peak speed of 133 km/hr, it’s also at ease on the highway. Thanks to its near-silent electric powertrain, the e-Rifter is a fun car to drive on the road, which provides a high level of refinement. Depending on whether they want to optimize range or performance at any given time, drivers may choose between Eco, Normal, and Power settings.
The e-Rifter, which comes with a 50 kWh battery, can be charged at home or public quick-charging stations. When connected to a house wall box, the basic charger is a 7.4 kW single-phase device that can completely trust the E-Rifter to 100% in seven and a half hours. Reduce the duration to five hours by upgrading to the 11kW three-phase charger. When you’re out and about, the e-100 kW Rifter’s quick charging capabilities allow you to complete an 80-minute charge using a 100 kWh rapid charger, which is most typically found at highway service stations.
Features & Specs of PEUGEOT e-Rifter
The ‘Magic Flat’ capability of the row of seats behind the driver and front-seat passenger allows them to be slid up and down the cabin, folded, or eliminated as needed. With both driver and central-dashboard screens, Peugeot’s ‘i-Cockpit’ digital interface is featured up front. This features a 10-inch digital driver’s display and a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen where you can see navigation maps, electric drive information, and your smartphone’s mirrored screen. This screen or a separate smartphone app can be used to program charging.
Hill-start assistance, a parking camera, lane-departure warning, collision alerts, automatic emergency braking, driver attention alerts, auto-dipping headlights are among the safety features that come standard or as options.
Price of PEUGEOT e-Rifter
Peugeot has begun taking orders for its new electric PEUGEOT e-Rifter MPV, which will cost $30,000. The seven-seat e-Rifter is only offered in Allure Premium trim, and costs after the grant start at ₹ 32 lakhs.