Rizon’s Class 4-5 electric trucks, endorsed as zero-emission vehicles by CARB, now qualify for California’s HVIP program, offering substantial incentives for fleet operators looking to adopt sustainable transport solutions. With a range of body options and cost-effective charging, these trucks are poised to make a meaningful impact in the shift towards electric fleet vehicles in California.

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Source: Daimler trucks

Rizon’s Class 4-5 battery-electric cabover trucks, engineered by Daimler Truck and exclusively distributed in the US by Velocity EV, have been designated as zero-emission vehicles by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) under Executive Order: A-361-0033 in September 2023. This designation enables these electric trucks to participate in California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), making them eligible for a base voucher of $60,000 per vehicle purchased.

Designed for local goods movement, urban deliveries, and refrigerated transportation, Rizon’s electric trucks offer various body options, including box trucks and stake beds. The models feature a tight turning radius suitable for urban driving and advanced safety features, including collision avoidance. With a single charge providing a range of up to 160 miles, Rizon trucks can be charged via cost-effective level 2 AC charging or DC fast charging. Fleet operators can select from Medium (M) and Long (L) range battery configurations.

Utilizing HVIP vouchers, fleet operators can further reduce their Total Cost of Ownership for all Rizon’s battery-electric truck models, including the e16M, e16L, with a GVWR of 16,000 pounds, and the larger e18M and e18L with a GVWR of 18,000 pounds. To participate in the HVIP voucher programme, operators must collaborate with an HVIP-approved dealer, such as Velocity, which manages the voucher request on behalf of the fleet for Rizon.

“By offering CARB-compliant, zero-emission trucks at a cost-effective price point, we are making it easier for fleets to make the switch to electric and comply with California’s Advanced Clean Fleet Rule,” noted Alex Voets, general manager of Velocity EV. “Rizon trucks are available for test drives with our qualified e-mobility service team, and we’re confident that once fleet operators experience the power, efficiency, and safety features, they will want to drive a new Rizon truck off the lot.”

Commercial production of the Class 4-5 battery-electric cabover trucks has commenced, with the first 50 units arriving at Velocity Truck Center dealerships in Southern California this month. Over 30 of these trucks were pre-ordered by fleet customers and are set to be deployed across Southern California this year, while the remaining units are available for immediate purchase and body customisation.