First Rizon Class 4-5 electric trucks delivered in California

First Rizon Class 4-5 electric trucks delivered in California

The CARB certified EVs are starting to be delivered to customers in CA, orders will continue to be fulfilled throughout spring.

Customers in California are beginning to get deliveries of Daimler Rizon Class 4-5 BEV trucks. Distributor Velocity EV says the first fleet deliveries have already commenced and are slated to continue this spring.

Velocity EV tells us the initial deployment of Rizon trucks in California includes the following fleets:  

  • LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN): As the lead agency for the City’s environmental programs and initiatives, LASAN is deploying seven e18L RIZON trucks with stake bed bodies to facilitate the delivery of home trash bins to Los Angeles residents.  
  • Goodwill Industries of San Diego County: Supporting its Southern California donation centers and thrift stores, Goodwill is integrating an e18L RIZON dry van box truck into its fleet to bolster logistics efficiency.  
  • Diamond Environmental: Southern California-based equipment rental and onsite services company, Diamond Environmental, is deploying four e18L RIZON trucks to deliver and service portable restrooms, enhancing efficiency and reducing emissions in the communities it serves.  
  • Ecorecycling: To transport thousands of pounds of clothing and book donations from the local community to its sorting warehouse, Ecorecycling is deploying three e18L RIZON dry van trucks into its Northern California routes.  
  • Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing: To provide California businesses with accessible zero-emission commercial vehicle solutions, Velocity has five e18L RIZON box trucks available for immediate rental or lease.   

“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,” says Alex Voets, general manager of Velocity EV. “It’s great to see fleets deploying their first Rizon trucks.”  

The company explains that Rizon trucks can be customized with several different load body options for local goods movement, urban deliveries, and refrigerated deliveries. Equipped with an electric power take-off (ePTO) controllable from the cab, these trucks offer added versatility for specialized equipment such as reefer belt drives and hydraulic pumps, according to Velocity EV.

Velocity EV says all four Rizon models—e16M, e16L, e18M, and e18L—have been CARB certified and designated as compliant under the Advanced Clean Fleets rule that mandates 50% of overall state, local and municipal vehicle purchases be zero-emissions starting Jan. 1, 2024.  

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