California Truck Centers is an authorized dealer for RIZON battery electric trucks

California Truck Centers is an authorized dealer for RIZON battery electric trucks

Velocity EV, a Velocity Vehicle Group company and exclusive U.S. distributor for RIZON trucks, is expanding its California sales network to include six additional dealers.

RIZON TRUCK at California Truck Centers headquarters in Fresno, CA

RIZON battery electric trucks, designed by Daimler Truck, are available for test drives and purchase at California Truck Centers, expanding statewide distribution of Class 4-5 zero-emission vehicles through Velocity EV.

RIZON Class 4-5 Electric Trucks are now available at California Truck Centers

RIZON Class 4-5 Electric Trucks are now available at California Truck Centers

RIZON Class 4-5 Electric Trucks are now available at California Truck Centers

FRESNO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Velocity EV, the exclusive U.S. distributor of RIZON battery-electric trucks, has added California Truck Centers, one of the largest family-owned commercial truck dealers in the state, to its roster of dealer network Accredited. California Truck Centers is now certified to sell and service Class 4-5 zero-emission cab trucks – built by Daimler Truck – at six of its eight California locations in Fresno, Oakland, Sacramento, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and the Keys.

“The need for Class 4 and 5 electric trucks is growing across California, as fleets quickly look to approach regulatory deadlines and their customers’ growing interest in zero-emission urban delivery,” said Alex Voets, general manager of Velocity EV. “With an extensive reputation for customer service in the commercial truck industry, California Truck Centers’ sales and service teams are well-versed in helping customers transition to battery electric trucks. Customers can contact California Truck Centers dealers to test drive and experience advanced technology and safety features For these innovative electric trucks.

The Howard family of Fresno has owned and operated California Truck Centers since 1930. For more than nine decades, the dealer group has served the Central and Northern California trucking industry with new and used heavy-duty and light-duty conventional and vocational trucks. sales, and adding electric vehicles to its inventory in 2021. With more than 800 employees specializing in OEM truck parts, body service and repair, in-house financing, leasing and leasing, California Truck Centers has earned Elite Certified Support status through Daimler Truck. The dealer network has trained a team of 95 vehicle technicians on how to perform safe and efficient service on RIZON trucks, in addition to equipping its dealers with on-site diagnostic equipment, RIZON parts inventory, and charging infrastructure at six dealer locations.

“We are excited to introduce RIZON medium-duty electric trucks to our commercial truck lineup, and expand our zero-emission offerings to include Class 4 to Class 8 electric trucks for Northern and Central California,” said Doug Howard, president of California Truck Centers. “RIZON Class 4 and 5 trucks offer electric solutions at very affordable prices. At California Truck Centers, we are proud to lead the way in sustainability by providing zero-emission solutions and support to our customers.

RIZON trucks purchased in California through California Truck Centers are eligible for a $60,000 base voucher per vehicle as part of the state’s Hybrid Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive (HVIP) project. The Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) designation was approved in September by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), enabling fleet operators to reduce the total cost of ownership of RIZON trucks with the HVIP credit. CARB certification identifies all four RIZON models, which include the e16M, e16L, e18M and e18L, as compliant under the Advanced Clean Fleets Rule that requires 50% of all state, local and municipal vehicle purchases to be zero-emission starting January 1. 2024.

RIZON’s battery-powered electric cab trucks can be customized with different body options, including box truck, stake bed, and more. RIZON trucks are designed for city driving with tight turning radii, collision avoidance safety features, and regenerative braking technology, and can have a range of up to 160 miles on a single charge via inexpensive Level 2 AC charging and DC fast charging, making them ideal for Daily delivery. Medium (M) and Long (L) range battery configurations allow fleet operators to choose the best price-to-range option for their typical routes.

RIZON is an electric truck brand launched in May 2023 from Daimler Truck Group, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers. Velocity EV received the first 50 RIZON trucks in October, spreading the fleet across its dealer network for spot purchase and chassis customization.

About Reason

Immerse yourself in the world of RIZON Series 4-5 trucks, a Daimler Truck brand, where modern design, functionality and electric power converge to redefine the commercial trucking landscape. Discover the possibilities of sustainable transportation and its positive impact on the environment without compromising performance. Smaller Class 4-5 vehicles represent an excellent route to regulatory compliance due to the lower purchase price and easier and less expensive shipping solutions. For more information

About EV speed

Velocity EV is a leading zero-emission truck distributor and the exclusive U.S. distributor of Daimler Truck’s RIZON brand – a Class 4-5 battery electric truck focused on urban delivery. Providing a comprehensive sales and service network, including authorized dealers covering a large geographic area, Velocity EV focuses on fleet operators who need an economically affordable medium emissions truck. Headquartered in Whittier, California, Velocity EV, a subsidiary of Velocity Vehicle Group, is one of the largest full-service commercial truck dealers in the United States, and one of the most experienced electric truck dealers in the world. For more information, visit:

About Truck Centers in California

For over 93 years, California Truck Centers has proudly served the transportation industry with an extensive inventory of commercial trucks, OEM parts, and elite service to support customers throughout the life cycle of their truck. Originally founded in 1930 by brothers P.L., Earl, and Roscoe Howard, California Truck Centers began selling heavy-duty truck trailers to better serve the local agricultural community. After four generations, California Truck Centers has now flourished in growth with numerous dealerships extending throughout Northern and Central California and has received numerous awards for sales and excellence, including Business Week’s National Dealer of the Year award. For more information visit:


CONTACT: Patricia Kemp GNA for Velocity Vehicle Group 313-220-3335

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