Daimler Truck, which launched electric truck brand RIZON in May, says its Class 4 and 5 medium-duty models have received full US homologation, which is the process of certifying that a vehicle complies with the technical and legal requirements to be deemed roadworthy and safe for public use.
RIZON has received certification from the EPA and California Air Resource Board (CARB) Executive Orders. The first deliveries, through Velocity EV dealer networks in California, are slated to begin by the end of 2023. Velocity EV plans to appoint additional dealers across the US.
RIZON offers four model variants of the truck: the e18L, e18M, e16L and e16M. These have GVWs of from 15,995 to 17,995 pounds and are intended for urban and last-mile deliveries and routes of up to 150 miles per day. They support a variety of configurations, including box trucks, flatbeds, stake beds and refrigerated.
“RIZON trucks are capable of being charged by two types of battery charging systems: DC fast charging (via CCS1 connector), and less expensive Level 2 AC Charging (via J1772 connector), which makes the transition to e-mobility even easier,” Daimler said.