- The Volvo EX30 is available for order across Europe and other selected markets. In the United States, customers can place pre-orders, while orderbooks will open in other markets at a later stage that will be communicated in due course.
- The carbon footprint calculation of below 30 tonnes over 200,000 kms of driving is based on usage of charging electricity from the EU27 electricity mix. The lowest carbon footprint of any Volvo car to date statement relates to globally available products over 200,000 kms of driving.
- Charging times are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.
- Range according to the realistic WLTP driving cycle under controlled conditions for a new car. Real-world range may vary. Figures are based on preliminary target.
- Digital key functionality subject to phone compatibility. UWB-based technology is scheduled to be rolled out next year via an over-the-air software update.
- Features and services may not be available in all markets and will not be standard in all markets or for all models.
As a small SUV that does big Volvo things, the new fully electric Volvo EX30 is designed to be as safe as you’d expect it to be. It is designed to have the smallest CO2 footprint of any Volvo car to date, and to make people’s lives safer, more convenient and more enjoyable through cutting-edge technology and Scandinavian design.
Revealed to the world in Milan, Italy and available to order now in selected markets, the EX30 is Volvo’s first small premium SUV and expands the constantly growing, all-electric offering to four models. As the market is rapidly moving towards full electrification, the EX30 will help the brand capture growing demand for fully electric cars in a fast-growing segment.
What’s more, the attractive pricing of the EX30 – which starts at around EUR 36,000 – means the customers get a premium all-electric SUV for a similar price as an internal combustion engine-powered equivalent . The EX30 will also be available with Care by Volvo subscription package, with its set pricing and transparent ordering process, making ordering one a breeze.
“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, our 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.”
The EX30 embodies all of Volvo’s design values in a smaller format. A long wheelbase, large wheels and equal overhangs bring balance and refinement to the exterior. It’s distinctly electric, with a confident face, closed shield and a digital rendition of the Thor’s Hammer headlights. Five vibrant exterior colours, from stylish Cloud Blue to bright and expressive Moss Yellow – the latter inspired by lichen growing on rocks along the Swedish west coast – give it character and personality.
Battery tech that suits your needs
So let’s talk about the battery technology. First of all, there’s no such thing as simply ‘a battery’ when it comes to powertrains. Instead, Volvo is giving customers the freedom to choose the battery technology that best suits their needs, offering the EX30 with three powertrain options and two different battery types, which also the company to offer an attractive entry price point for the EX30.
If the customer spends most of their time in the city or tend to travel shorter distances between charges, Vovlo is offering a single-motor option with an LFP battery. 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 one doesn’t need maximum range.
If the customer prefers to maximise range, the Single Motor Extended Range variant with an NMC extended-range battery is the 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 a range of up to 480 km between charges.
Finally, if performance is priority, pick the Twin Motor Performance variant in which the NMC battery is paired with an additional second e-motor. This all-wheel drive variant of the EX30 provides 315 kW (428 hp) and reaches 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds – it’s officially Volvo’s fastest-accelerating car ever!
Another thing the EX30 does fast is charging. The extended-range Twin Motor variant has a charging capacity of up to 153 kW, while the standard-range car has a capacity of 134 kW. That means you can charge your battery from 10 to 80 per cent in a little over 25 minutes. Through the car’s centre display and app, you can set the amperage, maximum charging level and when you want to start charging.
To support the best possible driving experience, the chassis of the EX30 has been tuned to make the most of the car’s compact dimensions. Its low centre of gravity, as well as its relatively low and evenly distributed weight are complemented by ease of driving and nimbleness in the city and beyond.
A smaller carbon footprint, yet a big safety impact
The new Volvo EX30 is designed to have the lowest carbon footprint of any Volvo car to date and represents an important step forward for the company’s sustainability ambitions. By tackling emissions across the entire production and lifecycle, as well as a considerate use of materials inside and out, the brand has managed to reduce its total carbon footprint over 200,000 kms of driving to below 30 tonnes.
The EX30 is also designed to be as safe as one would expect from a Volvo and aims to look after both 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 protective safety technology further illustrates how high safety standards are applied to the new small electric SUV. It contains state-of-the-art restraint technology, as well as top-notch structural design that fulfills the ambitious in-house safety requirements – designed to prepare cars for various real-world scenarios.
The EX30 also aims to make your life more convenient, more relaxing and more enjoyable inside the car through cutting-edge tech and considerate Scandinavian interior design. Customers can choose from four distinct interior rooms, each with their own expression, while there are smart storage options throughout the cabin.
Together with a contextual single-screen UX, with Google built-in and running the latest version of our infotainment system, these features all reflect the hallmarks of true Volvo design.
Speaking of cutting-edge tech: 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.
As with any Volvo car, for the EX30 the automaker has worked closely with tech partners such as Google, Apple and Qualcomm to deliver the best possible user experience. Volvo has also worked closely with ECARX through our jointly owned HaleyTek software joint venture to deliver the best possible infotainment platform for our customers.
A sense of calm
The Volvo EX30 will also come with a digital key functionality which is both convenient for the owner and makes it easy to share the car with others. Built on the advanced UWB and CCC industry standards, the technology will be compatible with a wide range of phone brands and models.
The car’s dedicated app contains all relevant services related to the car, from charging to finding your car on a busy parking lot, locking it and heating it on a cold winter day. The EX30 is also prepared to receive software updates over the air that will make it better over time.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Volvo EX30 also comes with a choice of five different ambient lighting themes. Each is inspired by a different Scandinavian landscape and subtly shifting in colour, adding a sense of calm to the interior.
Whether one prefers the warm sunlight falling through the leaves of a Scandinavian forest, a sunset on the Swedish west coast, the world famous northern lights, the golden summer skies of Swedish midsummer or the bright mood of an urban sunset, the EX30 will be filled with the colours of your choice. For extra immersion, you can pair each lighting theme with an ambient soundscape.
Zooming across the country in style
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.
The Volvo EX30 Cross Country will build on our long Cross Country heritage, our celebrated line-up of models for customers who want a bit more adventure from their car. It’ll come with a range of bespoke features, such as more ground clearance, 19-inch black wheels and the option of 18-inch wheels with bespoke tyres.
When you take your EX30 Cross Country off the beaten path, it will be recognisable by its skidplates on the front, rear and side, special black panels on the front bumper and bootlid, and stylish Cross Country branding – the small, hood-mounted Swedish flag is the cherry on top.