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


RIZON trucks first debuted in the US in 2023 at the ACT Expo in Anaheim, California, and are now operating on American streets for a diverse range of customers.

The Canadian government has committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and has established an incentive program to encourage fleets to electrify. Companies and municipalities are now exploring sustainable fleet options to address environmental concerns and operational efficiency.

RIZON will offer four model variants for Canadian customers, the e16L, e16M, e18L, and the e18M, with a versatile mix of configurations and options suitable for each customer’s unique requirements, ranging from 15,995 to 18,850 pounds in gross vehicle weight (GVW).

The vehicles can run up to 257 km (for L size variant with 3 battery packs) and up to 177 km (for M size variant with 2 battery packs) on a single charge. They 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.

In addition to versatility, RIZON trucks incorporate advanced passive and active safety systems such as Active Brake Assist and Active Side Guard Assist.

RIZON trucks are capable of being charged by two types of battery charging systems, Level 2 AC Charging (J1772) and DC Fast Charging CCS1 compliant.

One important aspect of operating EVs in Canada is cold-weather performance. RIZON trucks feature an electric preconditioning function that brings the batteries to the ideal temperature before operation using power from the grid. This feature enables vehicles to operate with improved performance in cold weather. Furthermore, they come equipped with heated features for driver comfort, including a heated seat, steering wheel, and windshield.

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.


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