Peugeot Latest with BEV Compact LCV

Peugeot has joined the zero emission compact LCV race with a BEV version of its small van and MPV, the Peugeot e-Rifter.

Due in European markets this autumn, the e-Rifter claims a range of up to 171 miles  on the WLTP rating and is available in five and seven-seat configurations. With a towing capacity of up to 750kg (1,650-lbs) and up to 4,000-liters of boot space, the e-Rifter is targeting both consumer families and urban fleet operators. It is built on the automakers multi-energy EMP2 platform and features a 100kw (136hp) electric powertrain capable of up to 191ft-lbs of torque. With a top speed of 83mph, the van claims acceleration from 0-62mph in 11.2-seconds.

It comes standard with a 7.4kW single-phase charger and with an optional 11kW three-phase charger. Supporting a variety of charging methods, the e-Rifter can be charged using wallbox or 100kW rapid charging. A full charge from a 7.4kW Wallbox will take 7.5 hours, or five hours using the optional 11kW three-phase charger. Supporting rapid charging, 0 to 80% charge can be completed in just 30 minutes using a 100kWh rapid charger. Using a smartphone app, owners can schedule delayed charging to take advantage of off-peak electricity tariffs.

There are three driving modes and two regenerative braking modes offered to enhance battery range and vehicle performance:

  • Eco (60 kW/180 Nm) boost vehicle range;
  • Normal (80 kW/220 Nm) for daily use;
  • Power (100 kW/260 Nm) for extra performance.

Julie David, Managing Director of Peugeot UK, said: “The new e-Rifter is our latest electric model, and is one step closer to fulfilling our promise of offering an electrified variant across our entire model line-up by 2023. With a range of practical features, and available in five or seven-seat configurations, we believe the e-Rifter is the ideal choice for both families and businesses looking for a versatile, zero-emissions vehicle and are excited to introduce it to our customers later this year.”

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

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