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

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2014 BMW i3 22 kWh2015 Chevrolet Spark EV
2014 BMW i3 22 kWh2015 Chevrolet Spark EV
Trim22 kWh-
Model year20142015
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe, South Korea
Price-USD 25,995 (USA, Apr 2015)
USD 27,495 (USA, Jun 2014)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
High-strength steel
Exterior colorsIonic Silver Metallic
Capparis White
Laurel Gray Metallic
Andesite Silver Metallic
Solar Orange Metallic
Arravani Gray
Electric Blue
Silver Ice
Black Granite
Summit White
Titanium
Salsa
Lime
Interior colorsCarum Spice Gray (Mega and Giga World trims)
Cassia (Giga World trim)
Dalberghia Brown (Tera World trim)
Electric Blue
Dark Pewter
Number of doors55
Number of seats44
Length157.4 in
3999 mm
146.5 in
3720 mm
Width69.9 in
1775 mm
64.1 in
1627 mm
Width with mirrors80.2 in
2037 mm
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Height62.1 in
1578 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
93.5 in
2375 mm
Front track61.9 in
1572 mm
55.5 in
1410 mm
Rear track61.3 in
1557 mm
54.8 in
1391 mm
Clearance5.5 in
140 mm
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Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
39.4 in
1000 mm
Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
50.7 in
1288 mm
Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
49.7 in
1263 mm
Front hip room-48.0 in
1218 mm
Rear hip room-47.5 in
1206 mm
Front legroom40.5 in
1029 mm
42.0 in
1067 mm
Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
35.2 in
893 mm
Passenger volume-2444.0 l
86.31 ft3
2.44 m3
Total volume-2717.0 l
95.95 ft3
2.72 m3
Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
273.0 l
9.64 ft3
0.27 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
663.0 l
23.41 ft3
0.66 m3
Curb weight2634.52 lb
1195 kg
2866.01 lb
1300 kg
Payload936.96 lb
425 kg
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GVWR3571.49 lb
1620 kg
-
Drag coefficient0.29 Cd0.326 Cd
Additional informationCurb 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

ManufacturerBMWGeneral Motors
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearFront
Power125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
105 kW
140.8 hp
142.8 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm-
Torque250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
444 Nm
45.3 kgm
327.5 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesComfort
Eco Pro
Eco Pro+
Normal
Sport
Additional information-The motor is oil-cooled.

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed77.7 mph
125.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.20 s-
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph6.90 s7.20 s
Additional informationEco 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: 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 efficiencyNEDC, 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 classA+-

Steering

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

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronic
Turning circle9.86 m
32.35 ft
10.3 m
33.79 ft
Lock-to-lock turns-2.8

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio9.6653.87

Suspension

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

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspensionMulti-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 discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Additional information-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.

Rims5Jx19
5Jx20
5.5Jx19
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Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres155/60R20
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.

ManufacturerSamsung SDILG Chem
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity22 kWh18.4 kWh
Number of cells96192
Number of modules8-
Voltage360 V400 V
Weight449.74 lb
204 kg
473.99 lb
215 kg
Volume-139.0 l
4.91 ft3
0.14 m3
LocationUnder the floor, middle-
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Additional informationThe net battery capacity is 18.8 kWh
Battery warming system
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
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Charging type

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

Charging typeHousehold 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 port--

Charging time

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

Charging timeDC fast charging, 0:22
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 featuresRear 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 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)
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