Comparison between:
- 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
- 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV
- 2016 Chevrolet Spark EV
- 2016 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 EV2016 Chevrolet Spark EV2016 BMW i3 22 kWh
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV2015 Chevrolet Spark EV2016 Chevrolet Spark EV2016 BMW i3 22 kWh
Trim---22 kWh
Model year2014201520162016
MarketNorth America, Europe, South KoreaNorth America, Europe, South KoreaNorth America, Europe, South KoreaNorth America, Europe
PriceUSD 27,495 (USA, May 2013)USD 25,995 (USA, Apr 2015)
USD 27,495 (USA, Jun 2014)
USD 25,120 (USA, Oct 2015)-

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsHigh-strength steelHigh-strength steelHigh-strength steelCarbon 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
Electric Blue
Silver Ice
Black Granite (extra charge)
Summit White
Titanium
Salsa (2LT only)
Lime (2LT only)
Ionic Silver Metallic
Capparis White
Solar Orange Metallic
Fluid Black
Mineral Gray
Platinum Silver
Interior colorsElectric Blue
Dark Pewter
Electric Blue
Dark Pewter
Electric Blue
Dark Pewter
Carum Spice Gray (Mega and Giga World trims)
Cassia (Giga World trim)
Dalberghia Brown (Tera World trim)
Number of doors5555
Number of seats4444
Length146.5 in
3720 mm
146.5 in
3720 mm
146.5 in
3720 mm
157.4 in
3999 mm
Width64.1 in
1627 mm
64.1 in
1627 mm
64.1 in
1627 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
Width with mirrors---80.2 in
2037 mm
Height62.6 in
1590 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
Wheelbase93.5 in
2375 mm
93.5 in
2375 mm
93.5 in
2375 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track55.5 in
1410 mm
55.5 in
1410 mm
55.5 in
1410 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
Rear track54.8 in
1391 mm
54.8 in
1391 mm
54.8 in
1391 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
Clearance---5.5 in
140 mm
Front headroom39.4 in
1000 mm
39.4 in
1000 mm
39.4 in
1000 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
50.7 in
1288 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room49.7 in
1263 mm
49.7 in
1263 mm
49.7 in
1263 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
Front hip room48.0 in
1218 mm
48.0 in
1218 mm
48.0 in
1218 mm
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Rear hip room47.5 in
1206 mm
47.5 in
1206 mm
47.5 in
1206 mm
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Front legroom42.0 in
1067 mm
42.0 in
1067 mm
42.0 in
1067 mm
40.5 in
1029 mm
Rear legroom35.2 in
893 mm
35.2 in
893 mm
35.2 in
893 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
2444.0 l
86.31 ft3
2.44 m3
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Total volume2717.0 l
95.95 ft3
2.72 m3
2717.0 l
95.95 ft3
2.72 m3
2717.0 l
95.95 ft3
2.72 m3
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Trunk volume273.0 l
9.64 ft3
0.27 m3
273.0 l
9.64 ft3
0.27 m3
273.0 l
9.64 ft3
0.27 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
663.0 l
23.41 ft3
0.66 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
Curb weight2967.42 lb
1346 kg
2866.01 lb
1300 kg
2866.01 lb
1300 kg
2634.52 lb
1195 kg
Payload---936.96 lb
425 kg
GVWR---3571.49 lb
1620 kg
Drag coefficient0.326 Cd0.326 Cd0.326 Cd0.29 Cd
Additional informationFront overhang - 790 mm.
Rear overhang - 555 mm.
Front 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 MotorsGeneral MotorsBMW
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontFrontFrontRear
Power104 kW
139.5 hp
141.4 ps
105 kW
140.8 hp
142.8 ps
105 kW
140.8 hp
142.8 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
444 Nm
45.3 kgm
327.5 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYesYes
Driving modesNormal
Sport
Normal
Sport
Normal
Sport
Comfort
Eco Pro
Eco Pro+
Additional informationThe motor is oil-cooled.The 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
90.1 mph
145.0 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 s7.20 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 kmEPA: 51.0 mi / 82.0 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: 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: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 109 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 128 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---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 pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle10.3 m
33.79 ft
10.3 m
33.79 ft
10.3 m
33.79 ft
9.86 m
32.35 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.82.82.8-

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 ratio3.173.873.879.665

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)
Semi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
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 discsVentilated discsVentilated 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
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.

Rims---5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres185/55R15
195/55R15
185/55R15
195/55R15
185/55R15
195/55R15
155/70R19
155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
175/60R19
175/55R20

Battery

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

ManufacturerA123 SystemsLG ChemLG ChemSamsung SDI
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity21.3 kWh18.4 kWh18.4 kWh22 kWh
Number of cells33619219296
Number of modules---8
Voltage-400 V400 V360 V
Weight559.97 lb
254 kg
473.99 lb
215 kg
473.99 lb
215 kg
449.74 lb
204 kg
Volume133.0 l
4.70 ft3
0.13 m3
139.0 l
4.91 ft3
0.14 m3
139.0 l
4.91 ft3
0.14 m3
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Location---Under the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
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.
--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 kWDC fast charging, 50 kWHousehold 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----

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, 0:20-0:25DC fast charging, 0:20-0:25DC 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)
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)
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---For MY2016 BMW i3 22 kWh is available in three new colours: Fluid Black - Mineral Gray - Platinum Silver replacing the Laurel Gray Metallic - Andesite Silver Metallic - Arravani Gray. All the rest remains the same as the previous model year. The 22 kWh variant of BMW i3 is discontinued in 2017.
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