RIZON trucks hit the streets of California

  • California welcomes Daimler’s RIZON trucks, advancing sustainable transport.
  • RIZON trucks deployed across sectors, proving versatility and impact.
  • Swift compliance with zero-emission rules, and incentives support transition.

California businesses have turned to RIZON Truck for swift action on state’s zero-emissions targets

California’s streets are now home to the inaugural fleet of Daimler Truck’s all-electric RIZON trucks. Deliveries are already underway, marking these emissions-free vehicles’ entry into the state’s commercial landscape.

The first deliveries already represent a diverse array of industries. From aiding waste management efforts to supporting logistics for donation centres and equipment rental services. The initial deployments of these trucks underscore the adaptability of the entire electric truck sector. 

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LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN), as a frontline agency in environmental initiatives, has embraced the future with seven e18L RIZON trucks to streamline the delivery of home trash bins to residents of Los Angeles. Similarly, Goodwill Industries of San Diego County is integrating an e18L RIZON dry van box truck into its operations. It will bolster efficiency in managing donations. Diamond Environmental and Ecorecycling are using RIZON trucks to enhance service delivery and transport logistics.

Andreas Deuschle, Global Head of RIZON Truck, commented: 

“I’m very excited the first RIZON trucks are now in operation.

I congratulate our valued customers for their decision to pioneer the electrification of commercial vehicle transportation in the United States, and I am very proud that RIZON is their brand of choice. Being part of the Daimler Truck Group provides us with experience and knowledge coming from our electric products of trucks and buses around the globe. Our all-new RIZON trucks inherited all of this expertise which results in a very mature system: innovative eAxle concept, latest safety features, a wide variety of body applications, and a flexible battery concept.”

California’s aggressive targets for zero-emission fleets are outlined in the Advanced Clean Fleets rule (ACF). They have spurred businesses to seek expedited compliance measures. RIZON trucks have gotten ahead of meeting these regulatory standards. 

Furthermore, substantial incentives add to the appeal of adopting the trucks. A $60,000 baseline incentive per vehicle is available from the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). Additional incentives under HVIP’s Innovative Small Fleet program sweeten the deal, making the transition to electric fleets financially feasible for many businesses.

This debut heralds a significant stride towards realising California’s zero-emission aspirations in commercial transportation. RIZON is getting ahead of the competition by taking advantage of the adaptability of electric trucks. The US electric truck sector is rapidly developing. Einride has just opened North America’s largest electric truck charging hub outside of LA. So, we can expect many more deployments in the near future.

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