Comparison between:
- 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
- 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV
- 2012 Nissan Leaf SL
- 2015 BMW i3 22 kWh

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV2015 Chevrolet Spark EV2012 Nissan Leaf SL2015 BMW i3 22 kWh
Series--ZE0-
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV2015 Chevrolet Spark EV2012 Nissan Leaf SL2015 BMW i3 22 kWh
Trim--SL22 kWh
Model year2014201520122015
MarketNorth America, Europe, South KoreaNorth America, Europe, South Korea-North America, Europe
PriceUSD 27,495 (USA, May 2013)USD 25,995 (USA, Apr 2015)
USD 27,495 (USA, Jun 2014)
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Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsHigh-strength steelHigh-strength steelSteelCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsElectric Blue
Silver Ice
Black Granite
Summit White
Titanium
Electric Blue
Silver Ice
Black Granite
Summit White
Titanium
Salsa
Lime
Glacier Pearl
Blue Ocean
Brilliant Silver
Super Black
Cayenne Red
Ionic Silver Metallic
Capparis White
Laurel Gray Metallic
Andesite Silver Metallic
Solar Orange Metallic
Arravani Gray
Interior colorsElectric Blue
Dark Pewter
Electric Blue
Dark Pewter
Light GreyCarum Spice Gray (Mega and Giga World trims)
Cassia (Giga World trim)
Dalberghia Brown (Tera World trim)
Number of doors5555
Number of seats4454
Length146.5 in
3720 mm
146.5 in
3720 mm
175.0 in
4445 mm
157.4 in
3999 mm
Width64.1 in
1627 mm
64.1 in
1627 mm
69.7 in
1770 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
Width with mirrors--77.4 in
1967 mm
80.2 in
2037 mm
Height62.6 in
1590 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
61.0 in
1550 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
Wheelbase93.5 in
2375 mm
93.5 in
2375 mm
106.3 in
2700 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track55.5 in
1410 mm
55.5 in
1410 mm
60.6 in
1539 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
Rear track54.8 in
1391 mm
54.8 in
1391 mm
60.4 in
1534 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
Clearance--6.3 in
160 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
Front headroom39.4 in
1000 mm
39.4 in
1000 mm
41.2 in
1047 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom37.3 in
948 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room50.7 in
1288 mm
50.7 in
1288 mm
54.3 in
1379 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room49.7 in
1263 mm
49.7 in
1263 mm
52.5 in
1334 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
Front hip room48.0 in
1218 mm
48.0 in
1218 mm
51.5 in
1308 mm
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Rear hip room47.5 in
1206 mm
47.5 in
1206 mm
50.0 in
1270 mm
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Front legroom42.0 in
1067 mm
42.0 in
1067 mm
42.1 in
1069 mm
40.5 in
1029 mm
Rear legroom35.2 in
893 mm
35.2 in
893 mm
33.3 in
846 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
Passenger volume2444.0 l
86.31 ft3
2.44 m3
2444.0 l
86.31 ft3
2.44 m3
2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
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Total volume2717.0 l
95.95 ft3
2.72 m3
2717.0 l
95.95 ft3
2.72 m3
3194.0 l
112.80 ft3
3.19 m3
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Trunk volume273.0 l
9.64 ft3
0.27 m3
273.0 l
9.64 ft3
0.27 m3
410.6 l
14.50 ft3
0.41 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume663.0 l
23.41 ft3
0.66 m3
663.0 l
23.41 ft3
0.66 m3
679.6 l
24.00 ft3
0.68 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
Curb weight2967.42 lb
1346 kg
2866.01 lb
1300 kg
3401.73 lb
1543 kg
2634.52 lb
1195 kg
Payload--923.74 lb
419 kg
936.96 lb
425 kg
GVWR--4323.26 lb
1961 kg
3571.49 lb
1620 kg
Drag coefficient0.326 Cd0.326 Cd0.29 Cd0.29 Cd
Additional informationFront overhang - 790 mm.
Rear overhang - 555 mm.
Front overhang - 790 mm.
Rear overhang - 555 mm.
-Curb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1270 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1695 kg

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerGeneral MotorsGeneral MotorsNissanBMW
Model--EM61-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontFrontFrontRear
Voltage--345 V-
Power104 kW
139.5 hp
141.4 ps
105 kW
140.8 hp
142.8 ps
80 kW
107.3 hp
108.8 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
Maximum power RPM---4800 rpm
Torque542 Nm
55.3 kgm
399.8 ft-lb
444 Nm
45.3 kgm
327.5 ft-lb
280 Nm
28.6 kgm
206.5 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYesYes
Driving modesNormal
Sport
Normal
Sport
-Comfort
Eco Pro
Eco Pro+
Additional informationThe motor is oil-cooled.The motor is oil-cooled.--

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
77.7 mph
125.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h---7.20 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph7.90 s7.20 s9.90 s6.90 s
Additional information---Eco Pro+ mode top speed - 90 km/h

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeEPA: 51.0 mi / 82.0 kmEPA: 51.0 mi / 82.0 kmNEDC: 108.7 mi / 175.0 km
EPA: 73.0 mi / 117.5 km
NEDC: 118.1 mi / 190.0 km
EPA: 80.8 mi / 130.0 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 109 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 128 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 109 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 128 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 21.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 34 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 92 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 99 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 106 MPGe
NEDC, CMB: 12.9 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 25 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 27 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 111 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 124 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 137 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy class--AA+

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle10.3 m
33.79 ft
10.3 m
33.79 ft
10.4 m
34.12 ft
9.86 m
32.35 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.82.8--

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio3.173.877.93779.665

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Rear suspensionSemi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Semi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Live axle (beam axle / rigid axle / solid axle)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Multi-link
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsDiscsVentilated discs
Additional informationBrake rotor diameter front (single piston): 256 mm
Brake rotor diameter rear (single piston): 258 mm
Brake rotor diameter front (single piston): 256 mm
Brake rotor diameter rear (single piston): 258 mm
Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system-

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims--6.5Jx16 ET405Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres185/55R15
195/55R15
185/55R15
195/55R15
205/55R16 89H155/70R19 84Q
155/70R19
155/60R20
175/60R19
175/55R20

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerA123 SystemsLG ChemAESCSamsung SDI
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity21.3 kWh18.4 kWh24 kWh22 kWh
Number of cells33619219296
Number of modules--488
Voltage-400 V364.8 V360 V
Energy density--157 Wh/kg-
Weight559.97 lb
254 kg
473.99 lb
215 kg
601.86 lb
273 kg
449.74 lb
204 kg
Volume133.0 l
4.70 ft3
0.13 m3
139.0 l
4.91 ft3
0.14 m3
485.0 l
17.13 ft3
0.48 m3
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Location--Under the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulationAir convection (passive)Water-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature---25 °C
-13 °F
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Maximum ambient temperature--49 °C
120.2 °F
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Additional informationThe battery uses nanophosphate as the active cathode material in the Li-Ion batteries of A123 Systems.
A liquid thermal management system cools and heats the battery.
-Stacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery
The net battery capacity is 18.8 kWh
Battery warming system
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeDC fast charging, 50 kWDC fast charging, 50 kWEVSE cable, 2.3 kW
Portable cable, 7.4 kW
Household charging, 3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox, 7.4 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging port--Onboard charger, Type 1, 3.6 kW
Quick charge port, Type 4, 50 kW
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Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeDC fast charging, 0:20-0:25DC fast charging, 0:20-0:25Quick charge port, 0:23-0:29
Portable cable, 6:40-8:00
EVSE cable, 10:26-21:00
DC fast charging, 0:22
BMW i Wallbox, 2:59
Household charging, 5:57

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresAdjustable head restraints (S)
Anti-theft technology (S)
Brake assist (S)
Collapsible steering column (S)
Cruise control (S)
Electronic parking break (S)
Four-wheel ABS (S)
Hill Start Assist (S)
Immobilizer (S)
LATCH child seat attachment system (S)
OnStar safety and security system (3 years free) (S)
Rollover sensing system (S)
Seat belt pretensioners in the front seats (S)
StabiliTrak stability control (S)
10 x standard airbags (S)
Standard electronic brakeforce distribution (S)
Three-point safety belts in all four seats (S)
Traction control (S)
7-inch LCD display (S)
Bluetooth capability (S)
Chevrolet MyLink, USB port, auxiliary input jack (S)
Push-button start (S)
Remote keyless entry (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (three-month trial period) (S)
6 x speakers (S)
Remote start/cabin pre-conditioning (S)
Heated front seats (O)
Leather-wrapped (O)
Steering wheel-mounted controls (S)
Power locks and windows (S)
Fabric (S)
Leatherette (O)
Adjustable head restraints (S)
Anti-theft technology (S)
Brake assist (S)
Collapsible steering column (S)
Cruise control (S)
Electronic parking break (S)
Four-wheel ABS (S)
Hill Start Assist (S)
Immobilizer (S)
LATCH child seat attachment system (S)
OnStar with 4G LTE (3 years free) (S)
Rollover sensing system (S)
Seat belt pretensioners in the front seats (S)
StabiliTrak stability control (S)
10 x standard airbags (S)
Standard electronic brakeforce distribution (S)
Three-point safety belts in all four seats (S)
Traction control (S)
7-inch LCD display (S)
Bluetooth capability (S)
Built-in Wi-Fi hotspot (S)
Chevrolet MyLink, USB port, auxiliary input jack (S)
Push-button start (S)
Remote keyless entry (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (three-month trial period) (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (three-month trial period) (S)
6 x speakers (S)
Remote start/cabin pre-conditioning (S)
Heated front seats (O)
Leather-wrapped (O)
Steering wheel-mounted controls (S)
Power locks and windows (S)
Fabric (S)
Leatherette (O)
Cargo cover (S)
Photovoltaic solar panel spoiler (S)
Tire repair kit (S)
3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (S)
Brake Assist (BA) (S)
Child safety rear door locks (S)
Child seat upper tether anchor (S)
Electric parking brake (S)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) (S)
Energy-absorbing steering column (S)
Front and rear crumple zones (S)
LATCH (S)
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (S)
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System (S)
Pretensioners and load limiters on front belts (S)
RearView Monitor (S)
Side door guard beams (S)
Standard Roadside Assistance (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Traction Control System (TCS) (S)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) (S)
Vehicle Security System (VSS) (S)
12-volt power outlet (S)
7-inch display (S)
AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD-ROM (S)
Auxiliary input jack (S)
Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System (S)
CARWINGS telematics (S)
HomeLink Universal Transceiver (S)
Nissan Navigation System (S)
6 x Speakers (S)
Standard trip computer (S)
USB port (S)
XM Satellite Radio (S)
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) (S)
Rear HVAC duct (S)
4-way manual front passenger's seat (S)
6-way manual driver's seat (S)
60/40-split folding rear seats (S)
Heated front and rear seats (S)
3-spoke, heated (S)
Nissan Intelligent Key (S)
Power door locks with auto locking (S)
Power windows (S)
Remote charge door release (S)
Variable intermittent windshield wipers (S)
Heated outside mirrots (S)
Power remote-controlled outside mirrors (S)
Automatic on/off headlights (S)
Fog lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Partially recycled materials for seat fabric (S)
Rear cupholders (S)
Adaptive Cruise/Speed Control (O)
Brake Assist System (S)
Collision Warning System (O)
Cornering Brake Control (S)
Electronic Brake Distribution (S)
Electronic hand brake (S)
Engine Start Button (S)
Front and side airbags (S)
Front radar (O)
Full-length side curtain airbags (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Low Tire Pressure Indicator (S)
Parking distance sensors (O)
Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar (S)
Passenger Assist Handles (S)
Rear camera and radar (O)
Service Interval Indicator (S)
Standard Cruise/Speed Control (S)
Theft Deterrent System (S)
12V power outlet (S)
200GB internal HD (O)
AM/FM Radio, Digital Radio (S)
Bluetooth (S)
BMW Apps (O)
BMW ConnectedDrive (S)
BMW Online with MyInfo (O)
Coming Home Device (S)
Garage Door Opener (S)
Internal HD (S)
Keyless entry (S)
MP3 Player (O)
Multi-funciton touchscreen (O)
Navigation (S)
Remote Audio Controls (S)
Satellite radio (S)
4 x sepakers, standard audio system (S)
Smart Card/Key (S)
12 x speakers, 360 watt, Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound (O)
Telematics (S)
Trip computer (S)
Voice-activating system (O)
Wide Screen Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info (O)
Climate control (S)
Remote control (S)
Ventilation System (S)
Head Restraints (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Isofix Preparation (S)
Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping (S)
Door Entry Light (S)
Power Locks (S)
Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key) (S)
Power windows (S)
Remote Trunk/Hatch Release (S)
Sunroof (S)
Tinted glass windows (S)
Zone-tinted windshield with wipers (S)
Automatic rear-view mirror (S)
Body-color driver and passenger power side mirrors with turn signals (S)
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror (S)
Memory adjustment (S)
Headlight Control (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Cargo Area Cover (S)
Leather (S)
Leather and wool cloth (S)
Sensatec and sustainable cloth (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information---What's new for 2015?
Heated front seats
satellite radio and DC fast charging are now standard.
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