Comparison between:
- 2015 KIA Soul EV
- 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV
- 2015 Renault Zoe R240
- 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.

2015 KIA Soul EV2015 Chevrolet Spark EV2015 Renault Zoe R2402015 BMW i3 22 kWh
Series--ZE20-
2015 KIA Soul EV2015 Chevrolet Spark EV2015 Renault Zoe R2402015 BMW i3 22 kWh
Trim--R24022 kWh
Model year2015201520152015
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe, South KoreaEuropeNorth America, Europe
Price-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 styleCrossoverHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteel
Aluminium
High-strength steelSteelCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsCarribean Blue w/Clear White Roof
Clear White
Shadow Black w/Inferno Red Roof
Titanium Silver
Electric Blue
Silver Ice
Black Granite
Summit White
Titanium
Salsa
Lime
Energy Blue
Calico Grey
Neptune Grey
Diamond Black
Brazil Brown
Arctic White
Iceberg Blue
Ionic Silver Metallic
Capparis White
Laurel Gray Metallic
Andesite Silver Metallic
Solar Orange Metallic
Arravani Gray
Interior colorsGreyElectric Blue
Dark Pewter
Light greyCarum Spice Gray (Mega and Giga World trims)
Cassia (Giga World trim)
Dalberghia Brown (Tera World trim)
Number of doors4555
Number of seats5444
Length163.0 in
4140 mm
146.5 in
3720 mm
160.8 in
4084 mm
157.4 in
3999 mm
Width70.9 in
1800 mm
64.1 in
1627 mm
68.1 in
1730 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
Width with mirrors--76.6 in
1945 mm
80.2 in
2037 mm
Height62.7 in
1593 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
61.5 in
1562 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
93.5 in
2375 mm
101.9 in
2588 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track62.0 in
1576 mm
55.5 in
1410 mm
59.5 in
1511 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
Rear track62.4 in
1585 mm
54.8 in
1391 mm
59.4 in
1510 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
Clearance6.3 in
160 mm
-4.7 in
120 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
39.4 in
1000 mm
35.6 in
904 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom39.5 in
1003 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
32.5 in
826 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room55.5 in
1410 mm
50.7 in
1288 mm
53.7 in
1365 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room54.7 in
1389 mm
49.7 in
1263 mm
52.0 in
1320 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
Front hip room53.2 in
1351 mm
48.0 in
1218 mm
54.5 in
1384 mm
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Rear hip room49.3 in
1252 mm
47.5 in
1206 mm
54.7 in
1390 mm
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Front legroom40.9 in
1039 mm
42.0 in
1067 mm
-40.5 in
1029 mm
Rear legroom36.0 in
914 mm
35.2 in
893 mm
-31.9 in
810 mm
Passenger volume2749.0 l
97.08 ft3
2.75 m3
2444.0 l
86.31 ft3
2.44 m3
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Total volume3281.0 l
115.87 ft3
3.28 m3
2717.0 l
95.95 ft3
2.72 m3
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Trunk volume532.0 l
18.79 ft3
0.53 m3
273.0 l
9.64 ft3
0.27 m3
338.0 l
11.94 ft3
0.34 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume1402.0 l
49.51 ft3
1.40 m3
663.0 l
23.41 ft3
0.66 m3
1225.0 l
43.26 ft3
1.23 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
Curb weight3289.3 lb
1492 kg
2866.01 lb
1300 kg
3236.39 lb
1468 kg
2634.52 lb
1195 kg
Payload1031.76 lb
468 kg
-1047.2 lb
475 kg
936.96 lb
425 kg
GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
-4283.58 lb
1943 kg
3571.49 lb
1620 kg
Drag coefficient0.35 Cd0.326 Cd0.29 Cd0.29 Cd
Additional informationOverhand front/rear - 841 mm (33.1 in.) / 729 mm (28.7 in. )
Approach / departure angle - 17.3 / 29.2 (degrees)
Front overhang - 790 mm.
Rear overhang - 555 mm.
Overhang front / rear - 839 / 657Curb 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

Manufacturer-General MotorsRenaultBMW
Model--R240 / 5Agen3-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontFrontFrontRear
Voltage360 V---
Power81 kW
109.2 hp
110.7 ps
105 kW
140.8 hp
142.8 ps
68 kW
91.2 hp
92.5 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
Maximum power RPM8000 rpm-3000 - 11300 rpm4800 rpm
Torque285 Nm
29.1 kgm
210.2 ft-lb
444 Nm
45.3 kgm
327.5 ft-lb
220 Nm
22.4 kgm
162.3 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM2730 rpm-250 - 2500 rpm-
Regenerative brakingYesYesYesYes
Driving modes-Normal
Sport
-Comfort
Eco Pro
Eco Pro+
Additional informationInput voltage - 240-413 VThe 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
83.9 mph
135.0 km/h
77.7 mph
125.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h11.50 s-13.20 s7.20 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph11.20 s7.20 s-6.90 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
EPA: 51.0 mi / 82.0 kmNEDC: 149.1 mi / 240.0 kmNEDC: 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: 32 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 92 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 105 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 120 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 109 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 128 MPGe
NEDC, CMB: 13.3 kWh/100 kmNEDC, 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 circle10.6 m
34.78 ft
10.3 m
33.79 ft
10.56 m
34.65 ft
9.86 m
32.35 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.852.82.71-
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 gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio8.2063.87-9.665

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

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscsVentilated discsDrumsVentilated 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
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Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16-6Jx15 ET405Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/60R16 92H185/55R15
195/55R15
185/65R15 88Q
195/65R16
155/70R19 84Q
155/70R19
155/60R20
175/60R19
175/55R20

Battery

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

ManufacturerSK InnovationLG ChemRenault and LG ChemSamsung SDI
Type of rechargeable batteryLi-Ion PolymerLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity30.5 kWh18.4 kWh25.92 kWh22 kWh
Number of cells19219219296
Number of modules8-128
Voltage360 V400 V360 V360 V
Energy density200 Wh/kg---
Weight604.95 lb
274.4 kg
473.99 lb
215 kg
617.29 lb
280 kg
449.74 lb
204 kg
Volume241.0 l
8.51 ft3
0.24 m3
139.0 l
4.91 ft3
0.14 m3
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LocationUnder the floor, middle-Under the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingAir convectionWater-based coolant circulationAir convectionWater-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature-30 °C
-22 °F
--25 °C
-13 °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
-Usable battery capacity - 23.3 kWh
Cell capacity - 36 Ah
Cell voltage - 3.75 V
Estimated volumetric energy density - 505 Wh/l
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 typeTrickle charging at home, 1.44 kW
ICCB (In-Case Control Box), 2.3 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kWWallbox 3.7 kW, 3.7 kW
Wallbox 11 kW, 11 kW
Wallbox 22 kW, 22 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 portOnboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2, 6.6 kW
-Onboard charger, Type 2, 22 kW-

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, 0:20-0:25Wallbox 22 kW, 1:00
Wallbox 11 kW, 2:00
Wallbox 3.7 kW, 5:57
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 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)
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)
Zen Take Care by Renault - active scent diffuser, ioniser, toxicity sensor (S)
ABS with emergency brake assist (S)
Carbon particles air filter (S)
Driver and passenger front airbags (S)
Electronic brakeforce distribution (S)
Electronic stability control (S)
Fix4Sure anti-submarining seats at front and rear (S)
Front seats designed and tested to reduce the risk of whiplash (S)
Hazard warning lights activated automatically in the event of emergency braking (S)
Head and thorax front side airbags (S)
Hill start assist (S)
Isofix mounting system on the rear side seats and front passenger seat (S)
Passenger Restraint Cushion airbags in the front seats (S)
Rear parking camera (S)
Rear parking sensors (S)
Standard speed limiter / cruise control (S)
Three-point seatbelts with force limiters at the rear (S)
Three-point seatbelts with pretensioners at the front (S)
Traction control and understeer control (S)
Z.E. Voice pedestrian warning (S)
4*20W speakers (S)
7-inch touchscreen with voice access and text-to-speech (S)
Hands-free keycard (S)
Renault R-Link with navigation, radio, telephone, Bluetooth (S)
6 x speakers with a 4*35W 3D Sound by Arkamys (S)
Z.E. Digital - remote access to R-Link store (S)
My Z.E. Inter@ctive - remote battery charging and air conditioning/heating activation (S)
With auto humidity level adjustment (S)
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel (S)
Leather-trimmed (S)
Power rear windows (S)
Automatic halogen headlights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
Dark interior ambience (S)
Zen interior with Teflon upholstery protection (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--Renault Zoe R240 with a 23.3 kWh battery (usable capacity) does not change for the model year 2016.What's new for 2015?
Heated front seats
satellite radio and DC fast charging are now standard.
 2015 KIA Soul EV2015 Chevrolet Spark EV2015 Renault Zoe R2402015 BMW i3 22 kWh