Class 4-5 RIZON Electric Trucks Officially Hit the Streets Throughout California

by: JGK Media Staff

Velocity EV announced that the first RIZON Class 4-5 battery-electric cabover trucks, engineered by Daimler Truck Group, are now being delivered to customers throughout California. RIZON trucks, exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Velocity EV, are set to revolutionize urban delivery applications by driving both economic and environmental sustainability. The first fleet deliveries have already commenced and are slated to continue this spring.

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.

The initial deployment of RIZON trucks in California includes a diverse range of customers embracing sustainable transportation solutions, such as LA Sanitation & Environment, Goodwill Industries of San Diego, Diamond Environmental, Ecorecycling, and Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing.

Alex Voets, general manager of Velocity EV, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “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. It’s great to see fleets deploying their first RIZON trucks.”

RIZON trucks offer a range of benefits tailored to urban delivery applications, including competitive pricing, telematics, flexible financing from Daimler Truck Financial Services, and a class-leading warranty – five years/75,000 miles for the powertrain, chassis and cab, and five years/120,000 miles for the batteries.

With a range of up to 160 miles on a single charge, RIZON trucks can be charged by both inexpensive level 2 AC charging and DC fast charging.  Medium (M) and Long (L) range battery configurations allow fleet operators to choose the best price-to-range option for their typical routes. In addition, the vehicles are equipped with Daimler’s advanced active safety system and four-stage regenerative braking, enabling drivers to easily adjust it for energy conservation to extend the brake life and driving range.

RIZON trucks purchased in California qualify for a base voucher of $60,000 per vehicle through the California Air Resource Board’s (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), further incentivizing the transition to sustainable transportation solutions. To participate in the HVIP voucher program, fleet operators must work with an HVIP-approved dealer which submits the voucher request on the fleet’s behalf for the RIZON truck. RIZON is available from California Truck Centers and Velocity Truck Centers, which are both HVIP-approved dealers.


The CARB certification designates all four RIZON models – e16M, e16L, e18M, and e18L – as compliant under the Advanced Clean Fleets rule that mandates 50% of overall state, local and municipal vehicle purchases be zero-emissions starting January 1, 2024.

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