Rizon EV Truck Deliveries Begin in California

Designed to Be Economical, Environmentally Sustainable
Rizon truck
Rizon trucks have a range of up to 160 miles on a single charge. (Rizon)

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Velocity EV announced March 27 that the first Rizon Classes 4-5 battery-electric cabover trucks are being delivered to customers throughout California.

Rizon trucks were designed around urban delivery applications with both economic and environmental sustainability in mind. Daimler Truck Group engineered the vehicle with Velocity EV being its exclusive distributor in the U.S.

“The shift to electrification is typically a large undertaking for fleets, but our customers are pleased the Rizon trucks can use inexpensive charging hardware and are finding the trucks are easy to operate,” Velocity EV General Manager Alex Voets said.

Rizon trucks have a range of up to 160 miles on a single charge. This can be done with two types of systems: DC fast charging and Level 2 AC charging. They also have medium- and long-range battery configurations so fleet operators have a choice to better match their needs. Daimler also equips the trucks with its advanced active safety system and four-stage regenerative braking.

Velocity EV noted that the trucks can be customized with several different load body options for local goods movement, urban deliveries and refrigerated deliveries. They are designed to provide versatility for specialized equipment such as reefer belt drives and hydraulic pumps.

The Rizon trucks purchased in California qualify for a base voucher of $60,000 per vehicle through the California Air Resource Board’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project

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