Peugeot Ends ICE Production for Compact MPV Range

Peugeot has ended production of the ICE versions of its range of urban focused compact people carriers.

The French automaker says the move follows increasing demand for the BEV variants of its Rifter and Traveller MPVs currently finding customers from small businesses, fleets and larger private families. Already on sale, the e-Rifter and e-Traveller models will this year be the only versions available in the European market.

Built on the automaker’s EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2), the e-Rifter can be specified as either a five or seven-seat model. Powered by a 100kW (132bhp) electric motor and a 50kWh battery, the vehicle claims a range of up to 172 miles on the WLTP rating from a single charge. Capable of up to 100kW rapid charging, the automaker says a 0-80% charge takes 30 minutes to complete.

In December 2021, the first Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen rolled off the production line and will first be sold in Germany and France. Featuring hydrogen plug-in fuel cell technology, the LCV claims a range of up to 248 miles between refuelling, which takes just three minutes at designated hydrogen fuel stations.

Julie David, managing director at Peugeot, said: “Peugeor is committed to electrification, with a goal of offering a fully electric variant across our entire model line-up by 2024. Already we offer a fully electric van across our entire LCV portfolio, so with our award-winning MPV range now exclusively available as electric vehicles, we’re catering for the growing demand for zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

One comment

  1. Avatar Francisco Muro 18th January 2022 @ 7:13 pm

    The range is absolutely ridiculous for any normal family.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *