Peugeot is making moves in the electric vehicle market, not only updating its conventional EVs like the E-208 and E-2008 (both confirmed for Australia), but also giving its van-based people carrier, the E-Rifter, a mid-life refresh for 2024.
The new Peugeot E-Rifter sports a redesigned front end, featuring a fresh grille, a different bumper, and updated headlights with Peugeot’s signature ‘three-claw’ motif. To add a splash of variety, the E-Rifter now comes in a couple of new paint colors – Sirkka Green and Kiama Blue.
Inside the cabin, the E-Rifter has been spruced up with a new heated leather steering wheel and a revamped dashboard design. This design tweak allows for a 10-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. There’s also a new light-grey fabric that not only brightens the interior but also enhances the feeling of spaciousness. Moreover, the E-Rifter now offers more power sockets, including two USB-C ports, one USB-A, and a 230V socket.
Under the hood, the updated E-Rifter retains its 50kWh battery capacity (unlike the updated 54kWh battery used in some other Stellantis models), but it can now travel up to 320km on a single charge, an increase of over 40km compared to the previous version. The front-mounted motor maintains its power output at 100kW. Fast-charging enthusiasts will appreciate the 100kW DC charging capability, allowing the battery to reach 80% capacity in just 30 minutes. Peugeot has also made a heat pump a standard feature, which should help the E-Rifter get closer to its official range in colder conditions.
The E-Rifter continues to be available in two lengths – 4.4 meters and 4.7 meters – offering five- and seven-seat configurations, as well as a spacious 4000 liters of load capacity.
Unfortunately, there are no concrete plans to introduce the E-Rifter in Australia at this time.