Charging the BrightDrop Zevo electric van

Everything commercial customers need to know about the BrightDrop Zevo

Introducing alongside GM’s launch of BrightDrop in 2021, the Zevo is the commercial EV brand’s first electric cargo van. While GM’s sub brands have had commercial vans since 1996 in the Chevy Express and GMC Safari, this is the Detroit auto group’s first all-electric model, taking advantage of the new Ultium-platform shared with other models like the Cadillac Lyriq and Chevy Blazer. The BrightDrop comes into a budding market, competing against the Ford E-Transit and the Rivian Delivery line.

 

Commercial customers have a variety of needs and BrightDrop Zevo delivers. Organizations can select from the shorter wheelbase Zevo 400 with 239 inch wheelbase and Zevo 600 that extends that to 290 inches along with single motor front wheel-drive or dual motor all-wheel drive models for either. GM’s Ultium platform continues to provide a choice of battery capacities, with 122.5 kWh (119 kWh usable capacity) and 175 kWh (170 kWh usable capacity) battery sizes providing up to 250 miles or range, a best in its class EPA-rating. Drivers receive usability features including a large 13.4” infotainment screen with built-in navigation and integration with fleet delivery systems, integration with BrightDrop’s modular Trace carts for easy delivery and road safety systems like lane-keep assist and collision warning systems.

BrightDrop Zevo charging & range

Even with a variety of options in battery capacities and drivetrains sizes, BrightDrop keeps the Zevo’s charging options consistent. Whether choosing the smaller Ultium 14-module battery pack with 122.5 kWh battery or the larger extended range Ultium 20-module 175 kWh pack, organizations get a standard 11.5 kW of Level 2 charging. As an added bonus, Zevos can be configured to include a 19.2 kW Level 2 charging port, giving it the quickest Level 2 charging speeds in the Class 2 commercial vehicle market. For quicker pit stops, all models come with 120 kW DC fast charging capabilities.

 

To take advantage of your BrightDrop Zevo’s 19.2 kW Level 2 charging speed, the JuiceBox Pro 80 can fully charge your vehicle overnight to use the following workday. For larger fleets, the Enel X Way JuicePedestal incorporates two JuiceBox Pro chargers and a cable management system for its 20 –foot long cable system to charge two EVs at once.

Charge your BrightDrop Zevo with Enel X Way commercial charging stations

 

 
 

BrigthDrop Zevo charging & range

Model year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® Pro 80
All electric range
2022-Present BrightDrop Zevo (14 module, standard charging)
11.5 kW
122 kWh
82 hours
10.3 hours
200 miles
2022-Present BrightDrop Zevo (14 module, 19.2 kW charging)
19.2 kW
122 kWh
82 hours
6.25 hours
200 miles
2022-Present BrightDrop Zevo (20 module, standard charging)
11.5 kW
175 kWh
118 hours
14.75 hours
250 miles
2022-Present BrightDrop Zevo (20 module, 19.2 kW charging)
19.2 kW
175 kWh
118 hours
8.8 hours
250 miles

DC fast charging: CCS combo


Utilizing the Zevo’s 120 kW CCS Combo DC fast charging port located behind the driver’s side rear-wheel, BrightDrop estimates fleets can add 170 miles per hour of charging. The Enel X Way JuicePump™ 175 kW DC fast charger or Enel X Way JuicePump™ 180-360 kW can charge the BrightDrop Zevo at max speeds. For fleets, equipping your JuiceBox with dual CCS Combo ports allows you to fast charge two Zevos at once.

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