Freightliner owner Daimler Truck is launching a new brand of electric class 4 and 5 trucks, the company announced Thursday.
The new brand, Rizon, will sell and service the zero-emission vehicles exclusively through the commercial vehicle outlet Velocity Vehicle Group in the U.S., starting with deliveries in California and New York in the fourth quarter of 2023.
"Our Rizon trucks do everything a diesel truck does without the diesel," said Karl Deppen, a member of Daimler Truck's supervisory board, during Thursday's presentation.Also on Thursday, Daimler's U.S. division along with NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Alternatives said Greenlane will be the name of their joint venture that will build and operate a public charging and hydrogen fueling network for medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The partners are starting with $650 million in funding for the network. The first sites will be in Southern California.