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Daimler Truck's all-electric Rizon brand launches in Canada with Class 4-5 vehicles available for pre-order in June 2024

All-electric Daimler Truck Class 4-5 Rizon trucks enter Canadian market for the first time

April 18, 2024
The Rizon brand was presented in Canada for the first time at Truck World in Toronto, April 18-20, and will be available to Canadian customers with preorders set to begin in June 2024.

Rizon, Daimler Truck’s newest brand of all-electric vehicles, is announcing the Canadian launch of its Class 4-5 vehicles. The Rizon brand was presented in Canada for the first time at Truck World in Toronto, April 18-20, and will be available to Canadian customers with preorders set to begin in June 2024.

Rizon trucks first debuted in the U.S. in 2023 at the ACT Expo in Anaheim, California, and are now operating on American streets for a diverse range of customers.

The Canadian government has committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and has established an incentive program to encourage fleets to electrify. Companies and municipalities are exploring sustainable fleet options to address environmental concerns and operational efficiency.

“Canada is very advanced regarding green energy and infrastructure and is a natural next step for Rizon’s second market,” said Andreas Deuschle, the global head of Rizon Truck. “So, we are very happy to bring our zero-emission solution to Canadian customers.”

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

Rizon will offer four model variants for Canadian customers, the e16L, e16M, e18L, and the e18M, with a mix of configurations and options suitable for each customer’s requirements, ranging from 15,995 to 18,850 pounds in gross vehicle weight. The vehicles can run up to 257 km (for L size variant with three battery packs) and up to 177 km (for M size variant with two battery packs) on a single charge.

They are suited to a variety of applications such as dry vans, flatbeds, landscape dumps, and reefers and feature an electric power take-off, which is controllable from the cab and allows for specialized equipment such as reefer belt drives and hydraulic pumps.

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