Comparison between:
- 2016 Chevrolet Spark EV
- 2016 BMW i3 22 kWh
- 2016 Tesla Model S 60D

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV2016 BMW i3 22 kWh2016 Tesla Model S 60D
2016 Chevrolet Spark EV2016 BMW i3 22 kWh2016 Tesla Model S 60D
Trim-22 kWh60D
Model year201620162016
MarketNorth America, Europe, South KoreaNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe
PriceUSD 25,120 (USA, Oct 2015)--

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackSedan
MaterialsHigh-strength steelCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Aluminium
high-strength boron steel
Exterior colorsElectric 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
Solid Black
Solid White (discontinued in October 2016)
Titanium Silver Metallic (Discontinued in October 2016)
Midnight Silver Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Silver Metallic
Interior colorsElectric Blue
Dark Pewter
Carum Spice Gray (Mega and Giga World trims)
Cassia (Giga World trim)
Dalberghia Brown (Tera World trim)
Black
Grey
Tan
Number of doors554
Number of seats445
Length146.5 in
3720 mm
157.4 in
3999 mm
196.0 in
4978 mm
Width64.1 in
1627 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
77.3 in
1963 mm
Width with mirrors-80.2 in
2037 mm
86.2 in
2189 mm
Width with folded mirrors--77.3 in
1963 mm
Height62.6 in
1590 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
56.9 in
1445 mm
Wheelbase93.5 in
2375 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
116.5 in
2960 mm
Front track55.5 in
1410 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
65.4 in
1661 mm
Rear track54.8 in
1391 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
66.9 in
1699 mm
Clearance-5.5 in
140 mm
5.3 in
135 mm
Minimum clearance--4.6 in
117 mm
Maximum clearance--6.3 in
160 mm
Front headroom39.4 in
1000 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
38.8 in
986 mm
Rear headroom37.3 in
948 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
35.3 in
897 mm
Front shoulder room50.7 in
1288 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
57.7 in
1466 mm
Rear shoulder room49.7 in
1263 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
55.0 in
1397 mm
Front hip room48.0 in
1218 mm
-55.0 in
1397 mm
Rear hip room47.5 in
1206 mm
-54.7 in
1389 mm
Front legroom42.0 in
1067 mm
40.5 in
1029 mm
42.7 in
1085 mm
Rear legroom35.2 in
893 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
35.4 in
899 mm
Passenger volume2444.0 l
86.31 ft3
2.44 m3
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Total volume2717.0 l
95.95 ft3
2.72 m3
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Trunk volume273.0 l
9.64 ft3
0.27 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
744.7 l
26.30 ft3
0.74 m3
Maximum trunk volume663.0 l
23.41 ft3
0.66 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
1645.2 l
58.10 ft3
1.65 m3
Secondary trunk volume--59.5 l
2.10 ft3
0.06 m3
Curb weight2866.01 lb
1300 kg
2634.52 lb
1195 kg
4468.77 lb
2027 kg
Payload-936.96 lb
425 kg
1263.25 lb
573 kg
GVWR-3571.49 lb
1620 kg
5709.97 lb
2590 kg
Drag coefficient0.326 Cd0.29 Cd0.24 Cd
Additional informationFront 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
Optional rear-facing child seat available (seats up to two children)
The single value ground clearance is valid for single motor vehicles with Coil Suspension
The ground clearance range is valid for vehicles with Air Suspension

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerGeneral MotorsBMWTesla
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousAC induction/asynchronous
Location of the motorFrontRearRear
Voltage--320 V
Power105 kW
140.8 hp
142.8 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
193 kW
258.8 hp
262.4 ps
Maximum power RPM-4800 rpm6100 rpm
Torque444 Nm
45.3 kgm
327.5 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
330 Nm
33.7 kgm
243.4 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modesNormal
Sport
Comfort
Eco Pro
Eco Pro+
-
Additional informationThe motor is oil-cooled.-3-phase 4-pole AC induction motor with a copper rotor
Liquid cooled with variable frequency drive
Total shaft power from the two motors as limited by the battery: 245 kW / 329 hp

Second electric motor

Information about the model's second motor and its performance.

Manufacturer--Tesla
Motor type--AC induction/asynchronous
Location--Front
Voltage--320 V
Power--193 kW
258.8 hp
262.4 ps
Maximum power RPM--6100 rpm
Torque--330 Nm
33.7 kgm
243.4 ft-lb
Regenerative braking--Yes
Additional features--3-phase 4-pole AC induction motor with a copper rotor
Liquid cooled with variable frequency drive

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
129.9 mph
209.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h-7.20 s5.50 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph7.20 s6.90 s5.20 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 kmNEDC: 118.1 mi / 190.0 km
EPA: 80.8 mi / 130.0 km
EPA: 218.0 mi / 350.8 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
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
EPA, CMB: 32 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CTY: 101 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 104 MPGe
EPA, HWY: 107 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy class-A+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 circle10.3 m
33.79 ft
9.86 m
32.35 ft
12.4 m
40.68 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.8-2.45

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)All-wheel drive (AWD)
Axle ratio3.879.6659.34
Axle ratio of the second electric motor.--9.34

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)
Shock absorbers
Independent
Double wishbone
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Smart Air Suspension (optional)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspensionSemi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Multi-link
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Independent
Multi-link
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Smart Air Suspension (optional)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Additional informationBrake rotor diameter front (single piston): 256 mm
Brake rotor diameter rear (single piston): 258 mm
-Front brakes: Aluminium 4 piston fixed calliper with 355 mm x 32 mm ventilated rotor
Rear brakes: Aluminium 4 piston fixed calliper with 365 mm x 28 mm ventilated rotor

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims-5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19
8Jx19 ET40
8.5Jx21 ET40
8.5Jx21 ET40

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres185/55R15
195/55R15
155/70R19
155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
175/60R19
175/55R20
245/35R21 96Y
245/45R19 98V

Battery

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

ManufacturerLG ChemSamsung SDIPanasonic
Model--NCR18650A
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity18.4 kWh22 kWh75 kWh
Number of cells192965880
Number of modules-814
Voltage400 V360 V302 V
Weight473.99 lb
215 kg
449.74 lb
204 kg
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Volume139.0 l
4.91 ft3
0.14 m3
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Location-Under the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature---30 °C
-22 °F
Maximum ambient temperature--60 °C
140 °F
Additional information-The net battery capacity is 18.8 kWh
Battery warming system
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Model S 60D uses a 75 kWh battery that's software limited to 60 kWh

Charging type

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

Charging typeDC fast charging, 50 kWHousehold charging, 3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox, 7.4 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW
NEMA 5-15, 1.44 kW
SAE J1772 Adapter, 5.76 kW
NEMA 14-50, 9.6 kW
Wall Connector, 11.5 kW
Supercharger, 120 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging port--Onboard charger, Type 2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Tesla, 11.5 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, 0:20-0:25DC fast charging, 0:22
BMW i Wallbox, 2:59
Household charging, 5:57
Supercharger, 0:24
SAE J1772 Adapter, 3:08-10:25
Wall Connector, 5:13
NEMA 14-50, 6:15
NEMA 5-15, 41:40

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 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)
2 x activated carbon air purification filters (O)
Automatic keyless entry (S)
Carbon fibre spoiler (O)
Center armrest with two cup holders (S)
Front sun visors with mirrors (S)
Fully trimmed frunk and rear cargo area with keyless open (S)
Glove compartment (S)
HEPA filter system with Bioweapon Defense Mode (O)
Integrated Center Console (O)
Micro-filter ventilation system with replaceable filters (S)
Open center console storage area (S)
Parcel shelf (S)
Red Brake Calipers (O)
3-point front seats safety belts with pretentioners, load limiters, lap anchor pretensioners (S)
3-point second row safety belts for all seats (S)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) (S)
Advanced side curtain air bags (S)
Anti-theft alarm and immobilizer system (S)
Automatic emergency braking (S)
Blind spot warning system (S)
Crash sensor for high voltage disconnect (S)
Driver and front passenger knee air bags (S)
Driver and front passenger seat sensors (S)
Driver and front passenger seat side air bags (S)
Driver and passenger front air bags (S)
Driver seat position sensor (S)
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (S)
3 x forward looking cameras (O)
Forward looking radar hidden near the Tesla front logo (O)
2 x forward looking side cameras (O)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front row acoustic safety belt warning (S)
Integrated Advanced Stability Control (S)
Interior, emergency manual release mechanism for all doors, frunk and rear cargo area (S)
Lane depart sensors (S)
Lane keeping with automatic steering (O)
Parallel and perendicular self-parking (O)
Rear door child safety locks (S)
1 x rearward looking camera (O)
2 x rearward looking side cameras (O)
Rollover crash sensor (S)
Speed assist (O)
Three second row LATCH attchments (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
Traffic aware cruise control (TACC) (O)
12 x ultrasonic sensors (wider range) (O)
Ventilated front seats (O)
12V power outlet (S)
17-inch capacitive touchscreen (S)
AM/FM/HD radio (S)
Bluetooth (S)
Dual-front USB ports (S)
Flash memory storage (S)
High-definition back-up camera (O)
Homelink with auto open/close of garage door/gate (S)
Maps and Navigation with real-time traffic updates (S)
Satellite radio ready (S)
7 x speakers, 200-watt stereo system (S)
12 x speakers, 580-watt Dolby Pro Logic IIx 7.1 surround sound (O)
Standard-definition back-up camera (S)
Streaming audio (S)
Wi-Fi ready (S)
Wireless connectivity (capability) (O)
Automatic dual-zone climate control (S)
60/40 split fold-down rear seatback (S)
Built-in rear-facing child seats (O)
Driver seat detection sensor for start-stop functionality (S)
Heated eight-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar (S)
Heated front and rear seats (O)
Next Gen seats (O)
3-spoke multi-function steering wheel with tactile controls (S)
Active panoramic roof (O)
Auto present door handles (O)
Black or body coloured aluminum roof (S)
Flush-mounted door handles (S)
Frameless, tempered safety glass front windows (S)
Lighted door handles (O)
Manual rear liftgate (S)
Metal interior door handles (S)
Power rear liftgate (O)
Power windows with one-touch up/down (S)
Rain-sensing, adjustable-speed windshield wipers (S)
Solar-absorbing, laminated safety glass rear window with defroster (S)
Solid glass roof (O)
UV and infrared blocking safety glass windshield (S)
Auto-dimming mirrors (O)
Power-folding and heated side mirrors (S)
3-position LED turning headlights (O)
Automatic high/low beam headlights (O)
Bi-functional automatic halogen headlights (S)
Bi-functional high intensity Xenon headlamps (O)
Convenienve lighting (O)
Fascia-mounted rear reflex reflectors (S)
Feature backlit, turn side-repeator lamps (S)
Front LED map lights (S)
High-mounted LED stop lamp (S)
LED cornering lights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED front and rear side-marker lights (S)
LED front fog lamps (O)
LED rear taillights (S)
Liftgate mounted LED tail and LED back up lamps (S)
Park lights (S)
Steering-activated LED cornering lights (O)
Carbon fibre accents (O)
Cloth and synthetic leather materials (S)
Dark ash wood decor (S)
Figured ash wood decor (O)
Gloss wood trim (O)
Matte Obeche wood trim (O)
Piano black decor accents (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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