Comparison between:
- 2015 KIA Soul EV
- 2014 BMW i3 22 kWh
- 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2015 KIA Soul EV2014 BMW i3 22 kWh2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
2015 KIA Soul EV2014 BMW i3 22 kWh2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
Trim-22 kWh-
Model year201520142014
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe, South Korea
Price--USD 27,495 (USA, May 2013)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleCrossoverHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteel
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
High-strength steel
Exterior colorsCarribean Blue w/Clear White Roof
Clear White
Shadow Black w/Inferno Red Roof
Titanium Silver
Ionic Silver Metallic
Capparis White
Laurel Gray Metallic
Andesite Silver Metallic
Solar Orange Metallic
Arravani Gray
Electric Blue
Silver Ice
Black Granite
Summit White
Titanium
Interior colorsGreyCarum Spice Gray (Mega and Giga World trims)
Cassia (Giga World trim)
Dalberghia Brown (Tera World trim)
Electric Blue
Dark Pewter
Number of doors455
Number of seats544
Length163.0 in
4140 mm
157.4 in
3999 mm
146.5 in
3720 mm
Width70.9 in
1800 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
64.1 in
1627 mm
Width with mirrors-80.2 in
2037 mm
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Height62.7 in
1593 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
93.5 in
2375 mm
Front track62.0 in
1576 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
55.5 in
1410 mm
Rear track62.4 in
1585 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
54.8 in
1391 mm
Clearance6.3 in
160 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
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Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
39.4 in
1000 mm
Rear headroom39.5 in
1003 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
Front shoulder room55.5 in
1410 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
50.7 in
1288 mm
Rear shoulder room54.7 in
1389 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
49.7 in
1263 mm
Front hip room53.2 in
1351 mm
-48.0 in
1218 mm
Rear hip room49.3 in
1252 mm
-47.5 in
1206 mm
Front legroom40.9 in
1039 mm
40.5 in
1029 mm
42.0 in
1067 mm
Rear legroom36.0 in
914 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
35.2 in
893 mm
Passenger volume2749.0 l
97.08 ft3
2.75 m3
-2444.0 l
86.31 ft3
2.44 m3
Total volume3281.0 l
115.87 ft3
3.28 m3
-2717.0 l
95.95 ft3
2.72 m3
Trunk volume532.0 l
18.79 ft3
0.53 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
273.0 l
9.64 ft3
0.27 m3
Maximum trunk volume1402.0 l
49.51 ft3
1.40 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
663.0 l
23.41 ft3
0.66 m3
Curb weight3289.3 lb
1492 kg
2634.52 lb
1195 kg
2967.42 lb
1346 kg
Payload1031.76 lb
468 kg
936.96 lb
425 kg
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GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
3571.49 lb
1620 kg
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Drag coefficient0.35 Cd0.29 Cd0.326 Cd
Additional informationOverhand front/rear - 841 mm (33.1 in.) / 729 mm (28.7 in. )
Approach / departure angle - 17.3 / 29.2 (degrees)
Curb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1270 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1695 kg
Front overhang - 790 mm.
Rear overhang - 555 mm.

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

Manufacturer-BMWGeneral Motors
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontRearFront
Voltage360 V--
Power81 kW
109.2 hp
110.7 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
104 kW
139.5 hp
141.4 ps
Maximum power RPM8000 rpm4800 rpm-
Torque285 Nm
29.1 kgm
210.2 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
542 Nm
55.3 kgm
399.8 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM2730 rpm--
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modes-Comfort
Eco Pro
Eco Pro+
Normal
Sport
Additional informationInput voltage - 240-413 V-The motor is oil-cooled.

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
77.7 mph
125.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h11.50 s7.20 s-
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph11.20 s6.90 s7.90 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 rangeNEDC: 131.7 mi / 212.0 km
EPA: 93.2 mi / 150.0 km
NEDC: 118.1 mi / 190.0 km
EPA: 80.8 mi / 130.0 km
EPA: 51.0 mi / 82.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 32 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 92 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 105 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 120 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
EPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 109 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 128 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy class-A+-

Steering

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

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle10.6 m
34.78 ft
9.86 m
32.35 ft
10.3 m
33.79 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.85-2.8
Additional informationSteering ratio - 15.7:1--

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio8.2069.6653.17

Suspension

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

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

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Additional informationFront brakes diameter - 11.8 in
Rear brakes diameter - 11.1 in
-Brake rotor diameter front (single piston): 256 mm
Brake rotor diameter rear (single piston): 258 mm

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx165Jx19
5Jx20
5.5Jx19
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Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/60R16 92H155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
155/70R19
175/60R19
175/55R20
185/55R15
195/55R15

Battery

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

ManufacturerSK InnovationSamsung SDIA123 Systems
Type of rechargeable batteryLi-Ion PolymerLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity30.5 kWh22 kWh21.3 kWh
Number of cells19296336
Number of modules88-
Voltage360 V360 V-
Energy density200 Wh/kg--
Weight604.95 lb
274.4 kg
449.74 lb
204 kg
559.97 lb
254 kg
Volume241.0 l
8.51 ft3
0.24 m3
-133.0 l
4.70 ft3
0.13 m3
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle-
CoolingAir convectionWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature-30 °C
-22 °F
--
Maximum ambient temperature60 °C
140 °F
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Additional informationUsable capacity - 27 kWh
Battery Ah - 75 Ah
Battery heating system (heat pump) is optional and available for East Coast markets only.
Nickel-cobalt-manganese cathode
Supposed battery model - NCM 622
The net battery capacity is 18.8 kWh
Battery warming system
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
The 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.

Charging type

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

Charging typeTrickle charging at home, 1.44 kW
ICCB (In-Case Control Box), 2.3 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW
Household charging, 3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox, 7.4 kW
DC fast charging, 50 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 portOnboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2, 6.6 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, 0:29-0:33
Normal AC charging, 4:38-5:00
ICCB (In-Case Control Box), 11:44-13:16
Trickle charging at home, 21:11-24:00
DC fast charging, 0:22
BMW i Wallbox, 2:59
Household charging, 5:57
DC fast charging, 0:20-0:25

Additional features

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

Additional featuresBody color bumpers with color accents (S)
Cargo screen (S)
Dual front cup holders (S)
FlexSteer (S)
Luggage net (S)
One luggage 12V power outlet (S)
Anti lock Brake System (ABS) (S)
Brake Assist System (BAS) (S)
Dual front advanced airbags (S)
Dual front seat mounted side airbags (S)
Electric Power Steering (EPS) (S)
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) (S)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) (S)
Front and rear 3 point seat belts (S)
Front seat belt pretensioners (S)
Front seat belt reminder (S)
Full length side curtain airbags (S)
Height adjustable front seat belt anchors (S)
Hill start Assist Control (HAC) (S)
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) (S)
Park assist system with front and rear sensors (S)
Pedestrian Warning System (S)
Rear child safety door locks (S)
Tire Mobility Kit (TMK) (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) (S)
3.5-inch OLED supervision cluster (S)
8-inch display with navigation (S)
AM/FM radio/SIRIUS Satellite Radio (S)
Bluetooth with voice recognition (S)
Dual 12V power outlets (front) (S)
Rear camera display (S)
Smart key with button start lock system (S)
6 x speakers (S)
USB/auxiliary input jacks (S)
UVO EV Services (5 Year Subscription) (S)
Driver only HVAC function (S)
Rear seat heater ducts (under front seats) (S)
6-way manual adjustable driver's seat (S)
60/40 split folding rear seat with adjustable rear headrests (S)
Heated front seats (2-levels) (S)
Heated front seats (3-levels) (S)
Heated rear outboard seats (2-levels) (S)
Passenger seat side tray (S)
Rear-seat adjustable headrests (S)
Ventilated front seats (3-levels) (S)
Heated steering wheel (S)
Steering-wheel-mounted audio control buttons (S)
Tilt and telescopic steering column (S)
Aero windshield wipers (S)
Power windows with driver's one touch auto down (S)
Privacy glass (S)
Day/night interior rear view mirror (S)
Electrochromatic rear view mirror (S)
Heated outside mirrors (S)
Power folding outside mirrors (S)
Power outside mirrors (S)
Cargo area illumination (S)
Dome light (S)
Illuminated dual visors vanity mirrors with sliding rod (S)
Illuminated glove box (S)
Illuminated start button (S)
Illuminated, sliding charge port door (S)
LED rear combination lamps (S)
Projection fog lights (S)
Projection headlamps with auto light control (S)
Bio based interior materials (S)
Cloth seat trim (S)
Leather seat trim (S)
Leatherette center door trim (S)
Leatherette cluster housing (S)
Soft touch dash (S)
Soft touch front upper door panels (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 (O)
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)
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 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)
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