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PEUGEOT launches new e-Rifter

The new PEUGEOT e-Rifter is the latest fully electric vehicle to join PEUGEOT’s growing line-up of zero emissions models. In showrooms later this autumn, the e-Rifter is capable of up to 171 miles (WLTP)* from a single charge and is available in five and seven-seat configurations. With a towing capacity of up to 750kg and up to 4,000-litres of boot space, the e-Rifter is ideal for both families and fleet users looking for a practical zero emissions vehicle.

PEUGEOT eRIFTER

Based on the award-winning Rifter, the e-Rifter is built on PEUGEOT’s multi-energy EMP2 platform and features a 100kw (136hp) electric powertrain capable of up to 260Nm of torque. Connected to a 50kWh battery, the e-Rifter achieves up to 171 miles from a single charge under WLTP testing*. With a top speed of 83mph, the e-Rifter can accelerate from 0-62mph in 11.2-seconds.

PEUGEOT eRIFTER

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.”

PEUGEOT eRIFTER

The e-Rifter 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 the MyPEUGEOT® smartphone app, owners can schedule delayed charging to take advantage of off-peak electricity tariffs.

The e-Rifter also comes with three driving modes and two regenerative braking modes to optimise battery range and vehicle performance.

Drivers have access to three driving modes:

  • Eco (60 kW/180 Nm): Optimises vehicle range.
  • Normal (80 kW/220 Nm): Ideal for daily use.
  • Power (100 kW/260 Nm): Optimises vehicle performance.

Drivers can also pick between two regenerative braking modes:

  • Moderate: This is similar to the feeling in normal internal combustion vehicles when lifting off the throttle.
  • Increased: Accessed from the “B” button on the gearbox control unit, this increases the regenerative braking when lifting off the throttle.
PEUGEOT eRIFTER

All e-Rifter models also come with an electronic parking brake as standard.

Dave McLeodhttps://aws.tarmaclife.co.nz
New Zealand motoring editor/journalist and published author. Besotted with cars and the experiences they give. I'm a family guy with a bark that's bigger than my bite and prefer football over rugby any day of any week.

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