Dealers will have solutions for charging 2025 NRR EV from Chargepoint. - Photo: Isuzu

Dealers will have solutions for charging 2025 NRR EV from Chargepoint.

Photo: Isuzu

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has appointed ChargePoint, a provider of networked solutions for charging EVs, as an official source to provide EV charging infrastructure, software solutions, and training to Isuzu dealers and customers.

This follows Isuzu’s March announcement of 2025 NRR EV, a Class 5 battery-electric truck, in early 2024.

“This relationship will allow our dealers and customers to get ready now for the introduction of our electric truck next year,” said Shaun C. Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada. “Trying to find a reliable resource for the installation of the necessary charging and electrification infrastructure can be staggering. Our relationship with ChargePoint will ease the transition for everyone.”

Using their secure dealer credentials, Isuzu dealers can log in to a designated ChargePoint website portal.

ChargePoint or one of its authorized channel partners will collaborate closely with the dealer and/or customer to create a personalized electrification solution.

It will also help identify potential incentives offered by state and local agencies and utilities.

ChargePoint or its channel partners possess the capability to oversee every facet of the project, encompassing needs assessment, equipment procurement, installation, and charging training.

2025 Isuzu NRR EV Features

The NRR EV is Isuzu’s first all-electric production model. Among the notable features of the truck:

  • Four choices of battery capacity, the largest of which has an estimated range up to 235 miles
  • AC (Level 2) and DC Fast Charging (Level 3) charging capability
  • A full 19,500-pound Class 5 GVWR
  • Wheelbases ranging from 132.5 to 176 inches to accommodate a variety of body lengths
  • An upgraded cab features a new front end (bumper, grill, and headlight assemblies) and a completely new dash design and layout with a new interior color scheme.

Every NRR EV will be powered by a number of 20-kilowatt-hour, lithium-ion battery packs. Compared to conventional lead-acid batteries, lithium-ion batteries store more energy in less space; are lighter; last much longer; and do not require traditional maintenance.

Customers can choose from three-, five-, seven-, and nine-battery-pack models. All else being equal, the more battery packs, the longer the driving range.

By offering four configurations, Isuzu will allow buyers to choose the best combination for their business.

For ease of charging, all NRR EV models will be equipped with charging ports that accommodate the most popular charging connectors in the U.S. and Canada:

  • DC charging (CCS1).
  • AC charging (J1772).

To accommodate their multiple battery packs and to provide reasonable charging times, NRR EV trucks, with battery capacities of 60, 100, 140, and 180 kWh, will have an AC Level 2 charging time range from 6 to 10.5 hours and a DC Fast Charging time range from 2.5 to 3 hours.

Depending upon the number of battery packs chosen, NRR EV trucks will have estimated driving ranges from 41 to 235 miles:

  • Three battery packs (60 kWh capacity): 41-80 miles.
  • Five battery packs (100 kWh capacity): 68-130 miles.
  • Seven battery packs (140 kWh capacity): 95-180 miles.
  • Nine battery packs (180 kWh capacity): 122-235 miles.

All figures are calculated estimates, based on a fully charged battery, and for comparison purposes only. “Battery capacity decreases with time and use,” said Skinner. “A truck’s actual range will vary based on a number of factors, including number of battery packs, vehicle options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery’s condition and outside temperature.”

He continued, “Obviously, our dealers, fleet customers and owner/operators have already started wondering how to keep their trucks charged and ready to go. That’s a major reason we selected ChargePoint, a proven industry leader in electric vehicle infrastructure.”

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