Peugeot e-Rifter review

Category: Van-based MPV

Section: Costs & verdict

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  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 headlight detail
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  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 interior driver display
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  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 front cornering
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 rear cornering
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 interior dashboard
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 interior rear seats
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 interior infotainment
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 right tracking
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 front cornering
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 headlight detail
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 interior front seats detail
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 interior driver display
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 interior detail
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 interior detail
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 interior detail
  • Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Peugeot e-Rifter's pricing has been adjusted so that the entry-level Allure Premium five-seater version qualifies for a government electric car grant. The Citroën e-Berlingo still starts at a lower list price, but that comes with a lot less equipment. Sadly, no seven-seat version qualifies for the grant, but you can get it with a well-specced Vauxhall Combo-e Life.

Due to its higher list price, the e-Rifter costs the most per month compared with the e-Rifter and e-Berlingo. It does have better resale values than the Combo-e Life, though, so the e-Rifter will be worth more in three years.

You also get lots of safety features, including automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assistance and traffic-sign recognition. While the e-Rifter hasn’t yet been tested by Euro NCAP, the regular Peugeot Rifter scored four stars out of five. It was deemed that the AEB system wasn't especially effective but there were few quibbles over its structural integrity. 

As a brand, Peugeot ranked a disappointing 22nd out of 30 manufacturers in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey – putting it behind Citroën and Volkswagen, and only just ahead of Vauxhall and Ford. Its three years or 60,000 miles warranty is good, but hardly class-leading, while the eight years or 100,000 miles warranty for the battery is par for the course.

Charging the e-Rifter will take a little over seven hours from a wall charger, or roughly 30 mins from 10-80% on a 100kWh rapid charger. 

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Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 interior infotainment

Overview

Nicely refined and hugely practical, the Peugeot e-Rifter is miles ahead of the Nissan e-NV200, and its Allure Premium trim comes with a lot more kit than the entry-level Citroën e-Berlingo. It's a shame that no seven-seat version qualifies for the Government's electric car grant, though (the cheaper Vauxhall Combo-e Life and Citroën e-Berlingo do).

  • Great practicality
  • No performance penalty compared with the petrol Rifter
  • Lots of standard safety kit
  • Fiddly infotainment system
  • Could use some more range
  • Small steering wheel may not be to all tastes
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