Comparison between:
- 2015 KIA Soul EV
- 2015 BMW i3 22 kWh
- 2015 Renault Zoe R240
- 2015 Nissan Leaf S

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2015 KIA Soul EV2015 BMW i3 22 kWh2015 Renault Zoe R2402015 Nissan Leaf S
Series--ZE20ZE0
2015 KIA Soul EV2015 BMW i3 22 kWh2015 Renault Zoe R2402015 Nissan Leaf S
Trim-22 kWhR240S
Model year2015201520152015
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, EuropeEurope-

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleCrossoverHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteel
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
SteelSteel
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
Energy Blue
Calico Grey
Neptune Grey
Diamond Black
Brazil Brown
Arctic White
Iceberg Blue
Brilliant Silver
Gun Metallic
Super Black
Cayenne Red
Glacier White
Pearl White and new MorningSky Blue
Glacier White
Pearl White
Interior colorsGreyCarum Spice Gray (Mega and Giga World trims)
Cassia (Giga World trim)
Dalberghia Brown (Tera World trim)
Light greyBlack
Number of doors4555
Number of seats5445
Length163.0 in
4140 mm
157.4 in
3999 mm
160.8 in
4084 mm
175.0 in
4445 mm
Width70.9 in
1800 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
68.1 in
1730 mm
69.7 in
1770 mm
Width with mirrors-80.2 in
2037 mm
76.6 in
1945 mm
77.4 in
1967 mm
Height62.7 in
1593 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
61.5 in
1562 mm
61.0 in
1550 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
101.9 in
2588 mm
106.3 in
2700 mm
Front track62.0 in
1576 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
59.5 in
1511 mm
60.6 in
1539 mm
Rear track62.4 in
1585 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
59.4 in
1510 mm
60.4 in
1534 mm
Clearance6.3 in
160 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
4.7 in
120 mm
6.3 in
160 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
35.6 in
904 mm
41.2 in
1047 mm
Rear headroom39.5 in
1003 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
32.5 in
826 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
Front shoulder room55.5 in
1410 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
53.7 in
1365 mm
54.3 in
1379 mm
Rear shoulder room54.7 in
1389 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
52.0 in
1320 mm
52.5 in
1334 mm
Front hip room53.2 in
1351 mm
-54.5 in
1384 mm
51.5 in
1308 mm
Rear hip room49.3 in
1252 mm
-54.7 in
1390 mm
50.0 in
1270 mm
Front legroom40.9 in
1039 mm
40.5 in
1029 mm
-42.1 in
1069 mm
Rear legroom36.0 in
914 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
-33.3 in
846 mm
Passenger volume2749.0 l
97.08 ft3
2.75 m3
--2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
Total volume3281.0 l
115.87 ft3
3.28 m3
--3296.0 l
116.40 ft3
3.30 m3
Trunk volume532.0 l
18.79 ft3
0.53 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
338.0 l
11.94 ft3
0.34 m3
680.0 l
24.01 ft3
0.68 m3
Maximum trunk volume1402.0 l
49.51 ft3
1.40 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
1225.0 l
43.26 ft3
1.23 m3
850.0 l
30.02 ft3
0.85 m3
Curb weight3289.3 lb
1492 kg
2634.52 lb
1195 kg
3236.39 lb
1468 kg
3243 lb
1471 kg
Payload1031.76 lb
468 kg
936.96 lb
425 kg
1047.2 lb
475 kg
950.19 lb
431 kg
GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
3571.49 lb
1620 kg
4283.58 lb
1943 kg
4193.19 lb
1902 kg
Drag coefficient0.35 Cd0.29 Cd0.29 Cd0.28 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
Overhang front / rear - 839 / 657-

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

Manufacturer-BMWRenaultNissan
Model--R240 / 5Agen3EM61
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontRearFrontFront
Voltage360 V--360 V
Power81 kW
109.2 hp
110.7 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
68 kW
91.2 hp
92.5 ps
80 kW
107.3 hp
108.8 ps
Maximum power RPM8000 rpm4800 rpm3000 - 11300 rpm-
Torque285 Nm
29.1 kgm
210.2 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
220 Nm
22.4 kgm
162.3 ft-lb
254 Nm
25.9 kgm
187.3 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM2730 rpm-250 - 2500 rpm-
Regenerative brakingYesYesYesYes
Driving modes-Comfort
Eco Pro
Eco Pro+
-Eco
Normal
B-mode
Additional informationInput voltage - 240-413 V---

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
83.9 mph
135.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h11.50 s7.20 s13.20 s11.30 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph11.20 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 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
NEDC: 149.1 mi / 240.0 kmEPA: 84.0 mi / 135.2 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
NEDC, CMB: 13.3 kWh/100 kmEPA, CTY: 17 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 18.7 kWh/100 km
EPA, HWY: 21.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 27.3 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 34 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 101 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 114 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy class-A+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
9.86 m
32.35 ft
10.56 m
34.65 ft
10.4 m
34.12 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.85-2.71-
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)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio8.2069.665-7.9377

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
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)
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)
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Shock absorbers
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscsVentilated discsDrumsDiscs
Additional informationFront brakes diameter - 11.8 in
Rear brakes diameter - 11.1 in
--4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx165Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19
6Jx15 ET406.5Jx16 ET40

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/60R16 92H155/70R19 84Q
155/70R19
155/60R20
175/60R19
175/55R20
185/65R15 88Q
195/65R16
205/55R16 89H

Battery

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

ManufacturerSK InnovationSamsung SDIRenault and LG ChemAESC
Type of rechargeable batteryLi-Ion PolymerLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity30.5 kWh22 kWh25.92 kWh24 kWh
Number of cells19296192192
Number of modules881248
Voltage360 V360 V360 V360 V
Energy density200 Wh/kg--157 Wh/kg
Weight604.95 lb
274.4 kg
449.74 lb
204 kg
617.29 lb
280 kg
601.86 lb
273 kg
Volume241.0 l
8.51 ft3
0.24 m3
--485.0 l
17.13 ft3
0.48 m3
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingAir convectionWater-based coolant circulationAir convectionAir convection (passive)
Minimum ambient temperature-30 °C
-22 °F
--25 °C
-13 °F
-35 °C
-31 °F
Maximum ambient temperature60 °C
140 °F
--45 °C
113 °F
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
Usable battery capacity - 23.3 kWh
Cell capacity - 36 Ah
Cell voltage - 3.75 V
Estimated volumetric energy density - 505 Wh/l
Stacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid 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
Wallbox 3.7 kW, 3.7 kW
Wallbox 11 kW, 11 kW
Wallbox 22 kW, 22 kW
EVSE cable, 2.3 kW
Portable cable, 7.4 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 kWOnboard charger, Type 1, 3.6 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Quick charge port, Type 4, 50 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, 0:22
BMW i Wallbox, 2:59
Household charging, 5:57
Wallbox 22 kW, 1:00
Wallbox 11 kW, 2:00
Wallbox 3.7 kW, 5:57
Fast charging station, 0:23-0:29
Portable cable, 3:39-4:00
Portable cable, 6:40-8:00
EVSE cable, 10:26-21:00

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 (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)
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)
Tire repair kit (S)
3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (S)
Brake Assist (S)
Child safety rear door locks (S)
Child seat upper tether anchor (S)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) (S)
Energy-absorbing front and rear bumpers (S)
Energy-absorbing steering column (S)
Front and rear assist grips (S)
Front and rear crumple zones (S)
Hill start assist (S)
LATCH (S)
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (S)
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System (S)
Parking brake (manual, foot pedal) (S)
Pretensioners and load limiters on front belts (S)
RearView Monitor (S)
Side door guard beams (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Traction Control System (TCS) (S)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) (S)
Vehicle Security System (VSS) (S)
4.3-inch color LCD display (S)
AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD (S)
Auxiliary input jack (S)
Bluetooth (S)
Digital meter cluster (S)
Palm-shift drive selector (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
4 x Speakers (S)
Trip computer (S)
USB port (S)
Automatic Temperature Control (S)
Rear HVAC ducts (S)
Heater, AC timer (S)
4-way manual front passenger seat (S)
6-way manual driver's seat (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Front and rear heated seats (S)
3-spoke, heated, leather wrapped (S)
Nissan Intelligent Key (S)
Power door locks w/auto locking system (S)
Power windows (S)
Rear window defroster with timer (S)
Remote charge door release (S)
Variable intermittent windshield wipers (S)
Heated outside mirrors (S)
Power remote-controlled outside mirrors (S)
Halogen headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Room lamp (S)
Cloth (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information-What's new for 2015?
Heated front seats
satellite radio and DC fast charging are now standard.
Renault Zoe R240 with a 23.3 kWh battery (usable capacity) does not change for the model year 2016.-
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