Peugeot’s EV Focus: The E-Rifter’s Future

Peugeot has unveiled its updated E-Rifter, part of the refreshed LCV lineup. Discover the changes and improvements in the latest version of this minivan.

Bold Exterior Design

The E-Rifter, a passenger variant of the E-Partner LCV, now boasts a more distinctive exterior style. Notable changes include revamped headlights with triple LED “claws,” a fresh grille texture, and modern intakes on the redesigned front bumper. The plastic cladding, aluminum-style skid plates, roof rails, and generous ground clearance maintain its adventurous character.

Practicality Beyond Expectations

The E-Rifter comes in two lengths: Standard (4.4 m) and Long (4.7 m), available in 5-seater and 7-seater configurations. The longer version provides extra space for passengers and cargo. All E-Rifter models feature two sliding doors and a large tailgate with an opening window for easy access to the cargo area. The Standard version offers a 775 lt boot capacity in a 5-seater layout, expandable to a massive 4,000 lt in the Long version when all seats are folded. It offers van-levels of cargo space, with additional storage compartments providing up to 186 lt.

Updated Interior and Safety Features

While Peugeot hasn’t shown the interior, they have mentioned an all-new i-Cockpit dashboard with a 10-inch infotainment screen as standard equipment and an optional 10-inch digital instrument cluster. Safety equipment includes 18 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and improved parking assistance with 12 sensors and a high-definition reversing camera.

Same Electric Powertrain with Longer Range

The E-Rifter retains its 134 hp electric powertrain with front-wheel drive and a 50 kWh battery. Performance remains consistent, with a 0-100 km/h time of 11.2 seconds and a top speed of 135 km/h. However, efficiency improvements have increased the WLTP driving range to 320 km, up from 280 km. A full charge takes 5 hours in an 11 kW wallbox, and the battery is compatible with 100 kW DC fast charging.

An EV-Focused Future

Peugeot is prioritizing electric vehicles and has not mentioned any hybrid or pure-ICE versions for the E-Rifter. The outgoing model offered petrol and diesel options but was discontinued when Stellantis vans went EV-only in Europe and the UK.

Pricing and Future Competition

Peugeot has not announced pricing for the facelifted E-Rifter yet, but it’s expected to be the most affordable 7-seater in Peugeot’s lineup. Keep an eye out for facelifted versions of related models from Citroen, Opel, and Fiat in the coming months, as they provide internal competition for the E-Rifter.