RIZON Medium-Duty EVs Gain HVIP Approval


The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has designated RIZON’s Class 4/5 battery-electric cabover trucks as zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) in the state of California, making the vehicles eligible for the state’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

The HVIP enables fleets to apply for a base voucher of $60,000 per vehicle purchased. By utilizing HVIP vouchers, fleet operators will have an opportunity to further reduce their total cost of ownership for all of RIZON’s battery-electric truck models, including the e16M, e16L (GVWR of 16,000 pounds), e18M, and e18L (GVWR of 18,000 pounds). To participate in the HVIP voucher program, fleet operators must work with an HVIP-approved dealer, like Velocity, which submits the voucher request on the fleet’s behalf for the RIZON truck.

RIZON’s trucks – engineered by Daimler Truck and exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Velocity EV – are designed for local goods movement, urban deliveries and refrigerated deliveries and can be customized with different load body options, including box truck, stake bed and more.

Offering a range of up to 160 miles on a single charge, RIZON trucks can be charged by both Level 2 AC charging and DC fast charging. Medium- and long-range battery configurations allow fleet operators to choose the best price-to-range option for their typical routes.

“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,” says Alex Voets, general manager, 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.” 

RIZON has officially started commercial production of its Class 4/5 battery-electric cabover trucks, with the first 50 units arriving at Velocity dealerships in Southern California this month. More than 30 of the trucks were pre-ordered by fleet customers and will be deployed across Southern California this year, with the remaining trucks available for immediate purchase and body customization.

RIZON says it will continue to ramp up production and delivery of vehicles to California customers and dealerships through the end of the year.

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