Daimler Truck recently announced the launch of a line of electric trucks in the US market under the new brand name Rizon. The Rizon brand and its vehicle offerings will be presented to the public for the first time at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, California.
Three model variants, the e18L, e16L, and the e16M, will be the first trucks available under the Rizon brand, according to the company, and will offer a mix of configurations and options suitable to each customer’s unique requirements to optimize day-to-day operations and productivity, the company says.
The company notes that the Class 4 and 5 medium-duty battery-electric vehicles, ranging from 15,995 up to 17,995 lbs. in gross vehicle weight (GVW), are able to run from 110-160 miles for the L size variant with three battery packs and 75-110 miles for the M size variant with two battery packs on a single charge. These trucks are ideally suited to a variety of applications such as dry vans, flatbeds, landscape dumps, and reefers, Daimler Truck says.
The company says that Rizon trucks incorporate advanced passive and active safety systems to help safeguard drivers, passengers, and the communities in which they operate in with Daimler Truck’s safety technology such as Active Brake Assist and Active Side Guard Assist. Additionally, noted by the company, Rizon trucks are capable of being charged by two types of battery charging systems, Level 2 AC Charging (J1772) and DC Fast Charging CCS1 compliant.
According to Daimler Truck, starting in Q4 2023, Rizon trucks will be distributed in the United States through an exclusive agreement with Velocity. Additionally, Velocity will be appointing dealers for Rizon in areas outside of Velocity’s footprint.