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Daimler unveils its new medium duty electric truck: Rizon

The North American brand has finally made its move to capture some of the lucrative, and fast growing, medium-duty electric truck market.

Daimler Truck has announced the launch of a line of electric trucks in the US under the new brand name Rizon. The Rizon brand was be presented to the public for the first time at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, which ran earlier this month in Anaheim, California.

Daimler says Rizon delivers customer-focused zero-emission trucks and mobility solutions from one of the world’s largest and most experienced commercial vehicle manufacturers.

The brand’s identity is rooted in its commitment to form a partnership with business owners as they shift to zero-emission transportation. Daimler says fleet owners and truck drivers will be comprehensively supported through an experienced dealership network offering a range of services that help deliver the seamless experience customers expect from Daimler Truck’s brands. Consulting on AC and DC charging as well as telematics access will be available. Flexible financing is provided by Daimler Truck Financial Services.

Three model variants, the e18L, e16L, and the e16M, will be the first trucks available under the Rizon brand. Daimler says the brand will offer a versatile mix of configurations and options suitable to each customer’s unique requirements to optimize day-to-day operations and productivity.

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The class 4 and 5 medium-duty battery-electric vehicles, ranging from 8 up to 9 tonnes in gross vehicle weight (GVW), are able to run from 177 -257 kilometres for L size variant with 3 battery packs) and 120 -177 kilometres (for M size variant with 2 battery packs) on a single charge. Daimler says the trucks are ideally suited to a variety of applications such as dry vans, flatbeds, landscape dumps, and reefers.


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In addition to versatility, Rizon also provides peace of mind thanks to a suite of advanced safety features. Rizon trucks incorporate advanced passive and active safety systems to help safeguard drivers, passengers, and the communities in which they operate. Drivers can feel even more secure in stop-and-go traffic and congested urban areas with Daimler Truck’s safety technology such as Active Brake Assist and Active Side Guard Assist..

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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. The Rizon brand will also carry a class-leading warranty package that protects the powertrain, chassis and cab, for 5 years/75,000 miles (120,700kms) and the high voltage batteries for 5 years/120,000 miles (193,121 kms).

With this initial product selection, Daimler says Rizon trucks will target businesses involved in urban retail logistics, last-mile deliveries and municipal work. Starting Q4 2023, they will be distributed in the United States through an exclusive agreement with Velocity, an established name in the commercial vehicle industry with around 80 global outlets.

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