Daimler Truck’s EV brand Rizon, created more or less one year ago and focused on the North American market, has delivered its very first US class 4 and 5 electric trucks in California, with more deliveries scheduled for the upcoming weeks.

Daimler Truck drives forward the zero-emission transportation efforts in California with the deployment of 20 e18L RIZON Trucks. Seven trucks, each equipped with stake bed bodies for LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN), Goodwill Industries of San Diego County is integrating as well 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.

Rizon: a new Daimler Truck brand for North America

Rizon trucks make it possible to handle routes of up to 160 miles (250 km) per day. Rizon is certified as a zero-emission solution by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resource Board’s (CARB). The vehicles also comply fully with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

“I’m very excited the first RIZON trucks are now in operation,” said Andreas Deuschle, Global Head of RIZON Truck. “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.”


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