Rizon, the newest brand of Daimler Truck commercial vehicles, has achieved full homologation in the United States, clearing the way for the sale of its Class 4 and 5 medium-duty electric trucks nationwide, the company said in a press release.
With series production underway, the first shipments of vehicles are now arriving in California, where customers can take advantage of a $60,000 baseline incentive per vehicle through the California Air Resource Board’s (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).
Rizon recently received both Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification and dual CARB Executive Orders and is in full compliance with the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
The first deliveries of Rizon electric trucks are set to commence in Q4 of 2023 through dealer networks in California.
Service and Support Provided by Velocity EV
Rizon electric trucks are exclusively distributed by Velocity EV, which is a part of the Velocity Vehicle Group, with around 80 global outlets.
According to Rizon, Velocity’s knowledge and experience make it a leader in the transition to electric commercial vehicles. Velocity EV will be appointing additional Rizon dealers to provide a larger sales and support network across the United States.
Four Electric Truck Models
With Rizon’s selection of series-production zero-emissions trucks in classes 4 and 5, customers can begin to decarbonize vehicles in their fleet through four model variants - the e18L, e18M, e16L, and the e16M, the OEM added.
Additionally, Rizon said, its trucks are “ideally” suited to urban and last-mile deliveries and routes of up to 150 miles per day. They support a versatile mix of configurations suitable to each customer’s unique requirements that include box trucks, flatbeds, stake beds, refrigerated, and other body types.