Comparison between:
- 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium
- 2024 Volvo EX30 Single Motor (EM)
- 2021 BMW i3 42 kWh

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium2024 Volvo EX30 Single Motor (EM)2021 BMW i3 42 kWh
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium2024 Volvo EX30 Single Motor (EM)2021 BMW i3 42 kWh
TrimSEL PremiumSingle Motor (EM)42 kWh
Model year201520242021
MarketNorth America, EuropeEuropeNorth America, Europe

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackSport utility vehicle (SUV)Hatchback
MaterialsSteelSteel
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsDeep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
Cloud Blue
Moss Yellow
Onyx Black
Crystal White
Vapor Gray
Jucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Interior colorsBlack
Beige
Breeze
Indigo
Mist
Pine
Black
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Number of doors455
Number of seats554
Length168.1 in
4270 mm
166.7 in
4233 mm
157.9 in
4011 mm
Width70.8 in
1798 mm
76.4 in
1940 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
Width with mirrors79.8 in
2027 mm
80.0 in
2032 mm
80.3 in
2040 mm
Width with folded mirrors-72.3 in
1837 mm
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Height57.1 in
1450 mm
61.0 in
1549 mm
62.9 in
1598 mm
Wheelbase103.6 in
2631 mm
104.3 in
2650 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track60.8 in
1544 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
Rear track59.5 in
1511 mm
62.8 in
1595 mm
62.0 in
1575 mm
Clearance5.0 in
127 mm
6.5 in
165 mm
5.5 in
139 mm
Front headroom38.4 in
975 mm
38.6 in
980 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom38.1 in
968 mm
36.8 in
935 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room55.9 in
1420 mm
55.1 in
1400 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room53.9 in
1369 mm
53.0 in
1346 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
Front hip room-54.3 in
1379 mm
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Rear hip room-46.3 in
1175 mm
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Front legroom41.2 in
1046 mm
41.9 in
1063 mm
40.5 in
1029 mm
Rear legroom35.6 in
904 mm
32.3 in
821 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
Passenger volume2647.6 l
93.50 ft3
2.65 m3
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Total volume3293.2 l
116.30 ft3
3.29 m3
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Trunk volume645.6 l
22.80 ft3
0.65 m3
400.0 l
14.13 ft3
0.40 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume1492.3 l
52.70 ft3
1.49 m3
904.0 l
31.92 ft3
0.90 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
Secondary trunk volume-7.0 l
0.25 ft3
0.01 m3
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Curb weight3390.71 lb
1538 kg
4034.46 lb
1830 kg
2965.22 lb
1345 kg
Payload930.35 lb
422 kg
-970.03 lb
440 kg
GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
-3780.93 lb
1715 kg
Drag coefficient0.27 Cd0.28 Cd0.29 Cd
Additional information-Maximum headroom without panoramic sunroof - 1022 mm
Maximum headroom with panoramic sunroof - 1058 mm
Headroom with panoramic sunroof front / rear - 1018 / 974 mm
Towing capacity - 1000 kg
Overhang front / rear - 770 / 965 mm

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagen-BMW
ModelEEM 85--
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontRearRear
Power85 kW
114.0 hp
115.6 ps
200 kW
268.2 hp
271.9 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
Maximum power RPM3000 - 12000 rpm5375 - 9248 rpm4800 rpm
Torque270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
343 Nm
35.0 kgm
253.0 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM-116 - 5375 rpm-
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Normal
-Eco
Eco+
Comfort
Additional informationFive levels of regenerative braking - D
D1
D2
D3
and B
Eco mode power and torque - 70 kW / 220 Nm
Eco+ mode power and torque - 55 kW / 175 Nm
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Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed87.0 mph
140.0 km/h
111.8 mph
180.0 km/h
93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h10.40 s5.70 s7.20 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-5.40 s-
Additional informationEco mode top speed - 140 km/h
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h
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Driving range

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

Driving rangeEPA: 83.0 mi / 133.6 kmEPA: 200.1 mi / 322.0 km
WLTP: 213.8 mi / 344.0 km
NEDC: 223.1 mi / 359.0 km
EPA: 153.0 mi / 246.2 km
WLTP: 192.6 mi / 310.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 105 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 116 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe
-NEDC, CMB: 13.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 102 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+-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 circle10.9 m
35.76 ft
11 m
36.09 ft
9.86 m
32.35 ft
Additional information-Turning circle - 10.6 m curb to curb
Turning circle - 11 m wall to wall
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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)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio3.61-9.665
Additional informationGearbox model - EQ 270-Transmission type: GE1B

Suspension

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

Front suspensionMacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Independent
Hydraulic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Hydraulic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
Multi-link
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 discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in
Braking distance 100-0 km/h - 38 m-

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET46-5Jx19
5Jx20
5.5Jx19

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 91H-155/70R19 84Q
155/60R20
175/50R20

Battery

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

ManufacturerPanasonic-SanyoCATLSamsung SDI
Model-LFP-
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity24.2 kWh51 kWh42.2 kWh
Number of cells264--
Number of modules27--
Voltage323 V-352 V
Energy density126 Wh/kg--
Weight701.07 lb
318 kg
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LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingPassive coolingWater-based coolant circulationAC refrigerant-based cooling system
Additional informationOptional heat pumpUsable capacity - 49 kWhThe net battery capacity is 37.9 kWh
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Optional battery heating system

Charging type

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

Charging typeStandard wall socket, 1.2 kW
Standard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
CCS fast charging, 50 kW
AC charging, 11 kW
DC charging, 134 kW
Household charging, 2.8 kW
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW, 3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW, 7.4 kW
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW, 11 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 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kWOnboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 11 kW

Charging time

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

Charging timeCCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:24
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:29
Wall box 7.2 kW, 3:11
Wall box 3.6 kW, 6:44-8:00
Standard wall socket 230V, 10:32-13:00
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 20:00
-DC fast charging, 0:41
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW, 3:50
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW, 5:42
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW, 11:24
Household charging, 15:04

Additional features

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

Additional featuresAdjustable cargo floor (S)
e-Golf front grille with blue accent (S)
Integrated rear spoiler (S)
3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pretensioners for front seats (S)
Adaptive Cruise Control (S)
Anti-lock Braking System
Anti-Slip Regulation
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution
Electronic Differential Lock
Electronic speed control (S)
Electronic Stability Control
Engine Braking Assist
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear park distance control (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Hydraulic Brake Assist
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Intelligent Crash Response System
Isofix on rear seats (S)
LATCH (S)
Passenger airbag cut-off switch (S)
Rear seats belt pretensioners (S)
Rearview camera (S)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (S)
Side curtain airbag for front seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
XDS (Cross Differential System) (S)
2 x 12V power outlets, 1 in front center console, 1 in cargo area (S)
5.8-inch touchscreen radio/navigation system (S)
Bluetooth, MP3, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
Keyless entry (S)
Keyless start (S)
8 x speakers (S)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
6-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Leather (S)
Tilte and telescope adjustment (S)
Electrically heated windshield (S)
Heated front washer nozzles (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down front and rear (S)
Rain sensors (S)
Rear window wiper and washer system (S)
Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror (S)
Power-folding and adjustable side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Dynamic cornering lights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED reading lights (S)
LED rear lights (S)
Main beam assist (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
Merlin e-grey cloth seats (S)
V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces (S)
Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) (S)
Airbag for the passenger side (front) can be switched off (S)
Airbags for driver and front passenger with two-stage deployment system (S)
Anti-Block-System (ABS) (S)
Automatic locking of the doors (can be deactivated) (S)
Central locking with two radio remote controls (S)
Child safety lock for the rear doors (electric) (S)
Connected Safety (S)
Cruise control (S)
Driver's side knee aribag (S)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) (S)
Emergency brake lights (S)
Head/shoulder airbags (Inflatable Curtains) for all occupants (S)
ISOFIX mounts for the front passenger seat and rear outer seats (S)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) - Active Lane Keeping Assist (S)
New-gen Park Pilot Assist (S)
New-gen Pilot Assist (S)
Oncoming Lane Mitigation (S)
Reversing camera with guidelines (S)
Safety belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters (S)
Side airbags for driver and front passenger (S)
Speed limiter (variable) (S)
Speed-sensitive power steering (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
Volvo On Call: automatic emergency call function (S)
Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) (S)
12.3-inch driver display (S)
9-inch centre touchscreen (S)
Bluetooth hands-free system with audio streaming (S)
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB+) (S)
Digital key car access (dependent on phone compatibility) (S)
Digital Services (Google Maps, Assistant, Play Store), including 4-year subscription (S)
Front and rear USB C ports for phone charging (S)
Harman Jardon Premium Sound with 1040W amplifier and 9 speakers (O)
Home audio-inspired soundbar (S)
Phone storage at the front with wireless charging (S)
Volvo Cars app (S)
Automatic climate control with 2-zone temperature control (S)
Pre-ventilation and reheating of the interior when the engine is switched off (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Heated sports steering wheel (S)
Electric windows front and rear with auto-down and auto-up function (S)
Auto-dimming and power retractable side mirrors (S)
Auto-dimming rearview mirror (S)
Illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Five interior ambient light themes (S)
LED headlights "Thor's Hammer" (S)
Carpets from 100% recycled PET bottles (S)
Ground plastic waste from discarded plastic window frames and roller shutters (Breeze) (O)
Knitted textile in 100% recycled polyester (Breeze) (O)
Nordico bio-attributed material (Breeze, Indigo, and Pine) (O)
Tailored wool blend (Mist) (O)
Upcycled denim fibres from the jeans recycling process (Indigo) (O)
Woven flax from the linseed plant (Mist and Pine) (O)
Rear cupholders (S)
Adaptive Cruise/Speed Control (O)
Brake Assist System (S)
Camera-based cruise control with Stop&Go function (O)
City brake function (O)
Collision Warning System (O)
Cornering Brake Control (S)
Electronic Brake Distribution (S)
Electronic hand brake (S)
Engine Start Button (S)
Front and rear park distance control (S)
Front and side airbags (S)
Front radar (S)
Full-length side curtain airbags (S)
Hill holder (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Low Tire Pressure Indicator (S)
Pasrking Assistance (O)
Passenger Assist Handles (S)
Pedestrian and collision warning (O)
Proactive driving assistant (O)
Rear camera and radar (S)
Service Interval Indicator (S)
Speed limit info (O)
Standard Cruise/Speed Control (S)
Theft Deterrent System (S)
Traffic jam assistant (O)
10.3-inch multi-funciton touchscreen (O)
12V power outlet (S)
200GB internal HD (O)
6.5-inch touchscreen (S)
AM/FM Radio, Digital Radio (S)
Bluetooth (S)
BMW Apps (O)
BMW iDrive (S)
BMW Online with MyInfo (O)
Coming Home Device (S)
ConnectedDrive Services (S)
Garage Door Opener (S)
Internal HD (S)
Keyless entry (S)
MP3 Player (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)
Text To Speech / Speech To Text (O)
Wi-Fi hotspot (O)
Wireless charging pad (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)
Heated washer (S)
Moonroof (O)
Power Locks (S)
Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key) (S)
Tinted glass windows (S)
Zone-tinted windshield with wipers (S)
Automatic rear-view mirror (S)
Foldable side mirrors (S)
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror (S)
Memory adjustment (S)
Toned heated driver and passenger power side mirrors with turn signals (S)
Adaptive LED headlights with turn lights and high beam assist (O)
Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights with cornering lights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Alloy Look On Instrument Panel And Shift Knob (S)
Cargo Area Cover (S)
Cloth (S)
Dark Oak wood trim (O)
Electronic Brown Trim (S)
Eucalyptus wood trim (O)
Leather and cloth (S)
Mega Carum Spice Grey SensaTec with Brown Cloth highlights (S)
Tera Dark Truffle Vernasca Leather (S)
Titanium Look On Instrument Panel (S)
Wood/Woodgrain On Instrument Panel (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information-Some features can be found in different trim levels depending on the market. Make sure you check for exact details with your dealer.BMW i3 interior worlds have different names and variants in different markets. In the US they are Deka World / Mega World / Giga World / Tera World. In the UK they are Atelier / Lodge / Loft / Suite.
 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium2024 Volvo EX30 Single Motor (EM)2021 BMW i3 42 kWh