Updated Peugeot e-Rifter gets new specifications and price cut

The new trim levels will come with a discounted price and the same electric motors

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  • Entry-level e-Rifter qualifies for PiCG
  • Range of 172 miles
  • On sale now from £30,100

The Peugeot e-Rifter has been updated just one year after its release in 2021. The changes include new trim levels and an interior refresh that means all models now have three independent seats in the second row. 

Peugeot has added two new trim levels – GT and Allure – the latter replacing the previous Allure Premium trim, resulting in prices now starting from £30,100 after the government's plug-in vehicle grant is applied. GT models have been reduced in price by £1,060, now starting from £33,630, while maintaining previous equipment levels.

Further updates include the introduction of a new paint colour called Ice White, which replaces Bianca White. A new key design now includes an additional button so the boot can be unlocked independently of the rest of the vehicle.

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A lower entry price brings the Peugeot back in-line with the less expensive Citroen e-Berlingo and the Vauxhall Combo-e Life, with both sharing its underpinnings.

e-Rifter interior

However, even with the price reduction only the entry level Allure model will qualify for the government plug-in vehicle grant because of a qualifying list price cap of £32,000. The five-seat GT trim is still priced above £33,000 so doesn’t benefit from the scheme – neither will buyers of the seven-seat model, which is only available in Allure trim and costs just shy of £35,000.

In contrast, all but the range-topping, long-wheelbase XTR model of the Citroen e-Berlingo are eligible for the £1,500 saving, while every single version of the Vauxhall squeezes under the £32,000 limit.

Just like its Citroen and Vauxhall siblings, the entire Peugeot e-Rifter range comes fitted with a 50kWh battery, mated to a 134bhp electric motor. This provides a range of around 170 miles and is compatible with 100kW fast-charging; this allows buyers to charge their e-Rifter from 0-80% in around 30 minutes when plugged into a compatible public rapid charger.

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