Peugeot Rifter and Traveller MPVs will be exclusively electric for 2022
Peugeot Rifter and Traveller MPVs are now only available with electric powertrains
- Revised electric Peugeot MPV lineup offers 148 to 173 miles of range
- 0-80% charge in 30 minutes
- On sale now starting from £32,910
The Peugeot Rifter and Traveller MPVs will now only be offered with fully-electric powertrains. The brand has discontinued the petrol and diesel models, a move which form’s part of Peugeot’s strategy to offer an electric variant of each model in its range by 2024.
The five-seat Peuegot e-Rifter starts from £32,910 in Allure Premium guise, with the Long seven-seater model available for around £2,000 more. Above this, the range-topping GT spec model is only available with five seats, starting from £34,990.
For buyers requiring even more space, the larger Peugeot e-Traveller offers eight seats and is available in both Standard and Long versions. Prices start from £49,100 for the Standard model, increasing to £54,275 for the Long version.
Peugeot has fitted both the e-Rifter and e-Traveller with a 50kWh battery, mated to a 134bhp electric motor. With a full charge, the e-Rifter can manage up to 173 miles, with the e-Traveller managing up to 148 miles between charging stops.
Both van-based MPVs counteract their relatively short range figures by offering 100kW fast-charging capability as standard. This means a 0-80% top up takes only 30 minutes when using a public rapid charger.
What does this mean for car buyers?
The discontinuation of petrol and diesel engines from the Peugeot Rifter and Traveller ranges follows a similar move by Citroen and Vauxhall, who've also switched their van-based MPV models to pure-electric powertrains. However, unlike these brands, Peugeot has yet to announce any price reductions to bring its electric MPV models under the £32,000 threshold for the plug-in car grant deduction. Meaning that when compared directly with their Stellantis-derived counterparts from Vauxhall and Citroen, the Peugeot models are more expensive to buy.
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