The Zero belly pan appears to be aluminum (it is not magnetic) and constructed sturdy enough to be used with a stand that will support the entire bike. Plus, the level area of the pan is located so that the bike is balanced front-to-back when lifted at that location. The other thing I like about the Drag Specialties stand is that it has a flat surface that spreads the load over a wide area, compared with some other stands that use two parallel skid supports to lift the bike (such as the one that Cycle Gear has on sale this month for around $90).
My guess is that belly pan of the Empulse could probably handle lifting the entire bike using a stand like this that does not concentrate the load in any one area. Of course, the bike would need to be balanced front-to-back so that it would not tip when being lifted. When the Empulse finally arrives, no doubt BrammoBrian will be able to comment on how best to lift and support the bike for servicing.
You are correct about that charging cord port. I don't care for the location and would prefer to see it covered by a plastic door. I have the same comment about the charger LED inspection port on the other side of the front panel. It is open to water and debris. Since Zero uses this design on their dual-purpose version and does a lot of off-road testing, apparently the charger's operation is not affected by water and debris - but I still don't like it. When I complained about the exposed charging port on another forum, a Zero employee saw my comment and sent me a dummy plug to cover the contacts of the charger connector, at no charge. That was a nice gesture and I use the dummy plug when I go riding.