Peugeot has revealed the passenger version of its e-Partner cargo van called e-Rifter, scheduled to go on sale in the second half of 2021 in Europe. It’ll be available in two lengths (Standard and Long) and with up to 7 seats. There’ll be four trims to pick from: Active Pack, Allure, Allure Pack and GT.
Naturally, the passenger version looks premium with its sporty front bumper, body side cladding, roof rails and stylish 17-inch aluminum wheels (GT). The Standard version measures 4.40 meters long while the Long version is 0.35 meters longer.
Depending on the trim, creature comforts inside include a digital i-Cockpit, 8-inch central touchscreen, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, individual rear seats, a large roof window called Zenith roof, and active safety systems such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring and so on. Download the information sheet here.
The e-Rifter is powered by a single electric motor that develops a maximum of 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque, same as its cargo sibling and Toyota Proace Verso Electric. Its top speed is claimed to be 135 km/h (84 mph). The 50 kWh battery pack is claimed to offer a range of up to 280 km (173 mi) as per WLTP approval protocol. Unlike the Toyota, there’s no larger 75 kWh pack on offer.
The van comes with a 7.4 kW single-phase charger as standard, while a 11 kW three-phase charger is optional. With DC fast-charging, up to 80% SoC is claimed to be achieved in 30 minutes.