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662042f36dbecc001ec75b35 Rizon Truck Canada Launch

Class 4-5 Rizon trucks enter Canadian market

April 17, 2024
Daimler Truck will offer four Rizon models in Canada, the e16L, e16M, e18L, and the e18M, with variable configurations for more flexibility

Rizon, Daimler Truck’s brand of all-electric vehicles, is launching its Classes 4-5 vehicles in Canada. The Rizon brand will be presented in Canada for the first time at Truck World in Toronto from April 18-20 and will be available to Canadian customers for the first time with preorders set to begin in June of 2024.

“Canada is very advanced regarding green energy and infrastructure and is a natural next step for Rizon’s second market,” said Andreas Deuschle, the global head of Rizon Truck. “So, we are very happy to bring our zero-emission solution to Canadian customers.”

Rizon will offer four model variants for Canadian customers, the e16L, e16M, e18L, and the e18M, with a mix of configurations and options suitable for each customer’s requirements, ranging from 15,995-18,850 lbs in gross vehicle weight (GVW). The vehicles can run up to 257 km (159 miles) (for L size variant with 3 battery packs) and up to 177 km (109 miles) (for M size variant with 2 battery packs) on a single charge, the company stated, based on standard testing conditions with 50% payload.

These models are suited to a variety of applications such as dry vans, flatbeds, landscape dumps, and reefers, and feature an electric power take-off (ePTO), which is controllable from the cab and allows for specialized equipment such as reefer belt drives and hydraulic pumps.

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In addition to versatility, Rizon trucks incorporate passive and active safety systems to help safeguard drivers, passengers, and the communities in which they operate. They can also include Daimler Truck’s safety technology such as Active Brake Assist and Active Side Guard Assist.

Rizon trucks can be charged by two types of battery charging systems, Level 2 AC Charging (J1772) and DC Fast Charging CCS1 compliant. They may also feature an electric preconditioning function to regulate battery temperature before operation.

These vehicles will qualify for the Canadian government’s Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty-Zero-Vehicles (iMHZEV) program, which has been in effect since 2022. A Rizon truck will qualify for approximately $75,000 at the point of sale under this program. Additional provincial incentives are available in British Columbia and Quebec for approximately $75,000.

Starting Q4 2024, RIZON vehicles will be distributed in Canada through an exclusive agreement with Velocity Electric Vehicle Canada. With sales consultants and technicians experienced in commercial e-mobility, Velocity touchpoints will serve as one-stop shops for customers interested in making the jump to electric trucks.

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