Say Hello to the Fully Electric Volvo EX30 Small SUV​​

Today (7th June 2023) in Milan, Italy, Volvo revealed their first small premium SUV: the all-electric EX30. Available now to order in selected markets the EX30 helps Volvo to capture demand for fully electric cars in a fast-growing segment as the market moves towards full electrification.

The attractive pricing of the model starts at around EUR 36,000 which allows customers to purchase a premium al-electric SUV for a similar price as an internal combustion engine equivalent.

“The fully electric EX30 might be our smallest ever SUV, but it’s a big deal for our customers and a big deal for us as a company,” said Jim Rowan, Volvo chief executive. “We like to say the EX30 is small yet mighty, because it delivers on everything you’d want from a Volvo but in a smaller package. Like any Volvo, it’s an outstanding product which is safe and designed around people and their needs.”

With the EX30 Volvo are giving you the option of three powertrain options and two different battery types so that you can choose the battery technology that best suits your needs. The LFP standard-range battery, which uses lithium iron phosphate chemistry, is more cost-effective and less resource-intensive to produce, meaning it is the best option if you don’t need maximum range.

If you prefer to maximise range, the Single Motor Extended Range variant with an NMC extended-range battery is your EX30 of choice. The NMC battery features lithium, nickel, manganese and cobalt, and produces its energy more efficiently than the LFP variant. This single-motor, extended range option gives you a range of up to 480km between charges.

Finally, if performance is your priority, pick the Twin Motor Performance variant in which we pair the NMC battery with an additional second e-motor. This all-wheel drive variant of the EX30 provides 315kW (428hp) and takes you from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds – it’s officially the fastest-accelerating Volvo car ever!

By tackling emissions across the entire production and lifecycle, as well as a considerate use of materials inside and out, Volvo have managed to reduce the EX30’s total carbon footprint over 200,000 kms of driving to below 30 tonnes, making it the lowest of any Volvo car to date. It is also designed to be as safe as you’d expect a Volvo car to be with the aim to look after you and others in hectic urban environments. For example, it includes as standard a special safety feature for bikes that helps to prevent so-called ‘dooring’ accidents, by alerting you when you are about to open your door in front of a cyclist, scooter or runner.

The Volvo EX30 is the first car to include a new generation of the popular Park Pilot Assist feature. It can handle all types of parking spaces, including parallel, curved, perpendicular and diagonal fishbone-style, making parking in tight spaces a breeze. The new Park Pilot Assist will identify any available parking spots around you. Then, once you’ve tapped the one you want in the new 3D user interface, the feature will operate the throttle and brake as well as the steering. While you supervise the parking process, the screen shows the distance to objects such as cars, walls, and bollards in metric or imperial figures.

Starting next year, the EX30 will also become available as a Cross Country variant. Order books for this special version of the small electric SUV will open in 2024, with production expected to start later that year.

For more information please contact John Clark Volvo Aberdeen, John Clark Volvo Dundee, or John Clark Volvo Edinburgh today.