Peugeot e-Rifter: the new 100% electric minivan with a capacity of up to 4,000 liters and 280 kilometers of autonomy
Peugeot continues to expand its fleet of electric cars, with more and more formats. Last year we tried the Peugeot e-208 and e-2008, a utility vehicle and an SUV, and now comes the new Peugeot e-Rifter, a vehicle designed for those who want a greater capacity than that offered by the formats of its predecessors.
It is a 100% electric version of your minivan model, preserving much of its design but updating some parts beyond the mechanical change that it involves. Can host up to seven seats and it has a towing capacity of 750 kilograms.
A known DNA to host a “greener” system
The new e-Rifter is a format more similar to the Peugeot e-Traveller o la e-Expert They also presented last year, designed so that those who seek maximum cargo space can also opt for more “cleaner” cars in terms of energy. In fact, the electric traction chain (electric motor, inverter and charger-converter of direct current / alternating current) is similar to what you see in the e-Traveler, as explained Peugeot.
It has the Peugeot digital i-Cockpit inside (as an option to the analog instrumentation of the base model), which integrates a 10-inch screen from which to control driving functions, although there will also be the possibility of some handling via app. It also has the “e-Toggle” control for these functions and a wireless charging area for mobile devices.
In the center of the cabin there is also an 8-inch touch screen from which you can see the browser or function menus such as viewing statistics or programming the load. You can also see the recharging points available on the radio depending on the remaining autonomy and / or program the hours for pre-conditioning the cabin.
Room to bore and fast charging support
At the base of the e-Rifter we see the EMP2 multi-energy modular platform (Efficient Modular Platform), on which a 100% electric motorization with a maximum power of 100 kW and maximum torque of 260 Nm. The data regarding performance provided by the brand (pending approval) in Power mode are as follows:
- Maximum speed of 130 km / h.
- Stop from 0 to 100 km / h in 11.2 seconds.
- Recoveries from 80 to 120 km / h in 8.9 seconds.
There are a total of three driving modes (Eco, Normal and Power) and two braking modes. The trunk has a capacity of 1,050 to 4,000 liters and all versions offer electric parking brake.
The minivan has an 18-module lithium battery with a capacity of 50 kWh. The autonomy figure given by the brand is up to 280 kilometers (according to the homologation protocol WLTP).
As standard it has a 7.4 kW single-phase charger, with the option of an 11 kW three-phase charger. It also has a passenger compartment cooling circuit that promises to provide the thermal regulation that the battery requires to support fast charging. The loading times that promise according to the type of it are the following:
- From a standard outlet (8A): a full charge in 31 hours.
- From a reinforced socket (16A): a full charge in 15 hours.
- From a 7.4 kW charging station: full charge in 7.5 hours with an integrated single-phase charger (7.4 kW).
- From 11 kW charging station: full charge in 5 hours with a built-in 3-phase (11 kW) charger.
- From a fast charger: 80% of the charge in 30 minutes with a 100 kW load.
Versions and prices of the Peugeot e-Rifter
For now the brand has said that the new Peugeot e-Rifter will be marketed in Europe in the second half of 2021, so it will still take a few months to see it available for sale. We will update this information as soon as you provide the sale price.
Will be available in two versions with 5 and 7 seats in each of the two lengths, Standard (4.40 meters) and Long (4.75 meters). There will be four trim levels to choose from, with packs of different materials, wheels, screens and other options.
What we do know is that the industrialization project for this vehicle has been awarded to the center of Vigo of the PSA group (to which Peugeot belongs), where the electric Peugeot 2008 is already manufactured. As we saw, between the group’s plans It appeared that in 2020 all its factories in Spain would produce 100% electric cars, so there is already another model that joins the Galician factory.
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