Peugeot e-Rifter review

Category: Van-based MPV

Section: Performance & drive

Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 rear cornering
  • 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
  • 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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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

The Peugeot e-Rifter's headline 0-62mph time of 11.2sec isn’t all that fast in the electric car world.

However, the 134bhp electric motor does make the e-Rifter almost as swift as the most powerful petrol and diesel versions of the Peugeot Rifter. What's more, that performance is available without delay once you step on the accelerator, so it has little trouble keeping up with traffic. 

There’s a bit of body lean through quick corners, despite the heavy battery pack under the floor helping to keep the vehicle's weight low to the ground. Grip levels are decent, but this isn’t the right vehicle for quick changes of direction – you’ll need to look at conventional MPVs such as the Touran for better handling. 

The ride is supple over potholes around town, and doesn’t crash into expansion joints over bridges at higher speeds. Again, if you’re after maximum comfort, you’ll need to look at non-electric MPV rivals.

Peugeot e-Rifter 2022 rear cornering
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