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Daimler Truck AG successfully rolls out first electric Rizon trucks in California

Daimler Truck all-electric brand Rizon: First customer deliveries in California

April 1, 2024
The all-electric Class 4 and 5 trucks are joining a diverse range of fleet customer operations, highlighting Daimler Truck’s focus on sustainable transport solutions.

Daimler Truck AG recently rolled out its electric Rizon trucks in California, with more deliveries scheduled for the upcoming weeks. The all-electric U.S. Class 4 and 5 trucks address a diverse range of customers and emphasize Daimler Truck’s commitment to sustainable transport solutions.

Daimler Truck’s zero-emission transportation efforts in California include deploying 20 e18L Rizon Trucks. LA Sanitation & Environment received seven trucks, each equipped with stake bed bodies. Goodwill Industries of San Diego County is integrating an e18L Rizon dry van box truck, while Diamond Environmental is deploying four e18L Rizon trucks. Additionally Ecorecycling is deploying three e18L Rizon dry van trucks. Velocity Truck Rental and Leasing received five e18L Rizon box trucks available for immediate rental or lease to be in operation in California.

See also: Daimler enters medium-duty EV race with Rizon brand

“I’m very excited the first Rizon trucks are now in operation,” said Andreas Deuschle, Global Head of RizonTruck. “I congratulate our valued customers for their decision to pioneer the electrification of commercial vehicle transportation in the United States, and I am very proud that Rizon is their brand of choice. Being part of the Daimler Truck Group provides us with experience and knowledge coming from our electric products of trucks and buses around the globe. Our all‐new Rizon trucks inherited all this expertise, which results in a very mature system: innovative eAxle concept, latest safety features, a wide variety of body applications, and a flexible battery concept.”

Rizon trucks offer solutions for urban and last-mile deliveries handling routes of up to 160 miles per day, with customizable configurations and zero-emission certification. Rizon is certified as a zero-emission solution by the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resource Board. Rizon trucks comply fully with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Rizon trucks are distributed exclusively by Velocity EV and are currently available at California Trucks Centers and Velocity Truck Centers. Velocity EV is a leading zero‐emission truck distributor and exclusive U.S. distributor for Daimler Truck’s Rizon brand. 

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