Electric trucks are not a new concept. Tesla, Rivian, Ford, GM, and others have been working on them for years, promising to deliver zero-emission vehicles that can haul heavy loads, tow trailers, and go off-road. But there's a problem: most of these trucks are designed for the consumer market, not the commercial sector, which accounts for a large share of truck sales and emissions.
That's where RIZON Trucks comes in. RIZON is a new brand of medium-duty electric trucks launched by Daimler Truck in the United States. RIZON aims to offer a range of electric trucks that can meet the needs of various commercial applications, such as delivery, construction, landscaping, and utility services. RIZON Trucks are based on the Mercedes-Benz eActros platform, tested and proven in Europe since 2018.
What Makes RIZON Different?
Unlike most electric trucks that are still in development or limited production, RIZON trucks are ready to hit the road. Daimler Truck has announced that it will start delivering RIZON trucks to selected customers in 2022, with full-scale production expected in 2023. RIZON Trucks will be manufactured at Daimler Truck's plant in Portland, Oregon, which is undergoing a $200 million investment to become a hub for electric truck production.
RIZON trucks will also offer some unique features that set them apart from other electric trucks. For example, RIZON trucks will have a modular battery system that allows customers to choose the battery size and configuration that best suits their needs. RIZON trucks will also have a smart energy management system that optimizes battery usage and charging based on the route, load, and driving conditions.
Another distinctive feature of RIZON trucks is their design. RIZON trucks will have a futuristic look that reflects their electric nature, with sleek lines, LED lights, and a large grille that houses the charging port and sensors. RIZON trucks will also have a spacious and ergonomic cab that offers high comfort and visibility for the drivers.
Why RIZON Matters?
RIZON is not just another electric truck brand. It is a potential game-changer for the trucking industry and the environment. According to Daimler Truck, medium-duty trucks account for about 40% of CO2 emissions from commercial vehicles in the US. By switching to electric trucks, customers can reduce their fuel costs, maintenance expenses, and carbon footprint significantly.
RIZON also represents a strategic move by Daimler Truck to establish itself as a leader in electric trucking. Daimler Truck is already the world's largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, with brands such as Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Fuso, and BharatBenz. By launching RIZON as a dedicated electric truck brand in the US, Daimler Truck is signaling its commitment to electrification and innovation.
RIZON is not only a new brand name. It is a new vision for trucking. A vision that combines performance, efficiency, sustainability, and style. A vision that could change everything.
The price of RIZON Trucks has not been officially announced yet, but according to Daimler Truck, it will be competitive with other electric trucks in the market. Daimler Truck also said that it would offer various financing and leasing options for RIZON customers, as well as incentives and subsidies from federal, state, and local governments.
Electric trucks are the future of trucking. And RIZON is leading the way. With its advanced technology, proven platform, attractive design, and customer-oriented approach, RIZON is predestined to revolutionize the medium-duty truck segment in the US and beyond.
RIZON is not just a truck. It's an experience. @via RIZON.
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