According to its manufacturer, Volvo’s smallest ever SUV, the all new EX30 has a big role to play as a key model in the marque’s electrification strategy and growth ambitions. Beyond having an electric powertrain and being constructed on a new pure EV platform, the EX30 has been developed with a focus on achieving a smaller carbon footprint than any previous Volvo car. Its cleaner profile is not limited to zero tailpipe emissions: it also takes in greater use of recycled materials in the car’s construction and scrutiny on reducing life cycle carbon emissions, from materials sourcing to supply chain operations, manufacturing processes and end of life disposal.
In the UK, the EX30 range comes with three different powertrain options: a Single Motor version with 272hp and a 51kWh battery; a Single Motor Extended Range with 272hp and a 69kWh battery; and a Twin Motor Performance with 428hp and a 69kWh battery.
Pre-homologation performance figures indicate a potential driving range of up to 298 miles on a single battery charge, with power consumption of up to 4.0 miles/kWh. Battery charging will be quick and convenient, with 10 to 80% charging in as little as 26 minutes. The EX30 also promises rapid acceleration, with the Twin Motor Performance version expected to accomplish 062mph in just 3.6 seconds – making it the fastest accelerating Volvo car ever.
“The EX30 has huge potential for expanding the reach and performance of our brand in the UK,” said Kristian Elvefors, Volvo Car UK Managing Director. “It brings together our established strengths in electrification, safety, and design without compromise in a convenient, compact package. With an authentic approach to improving sustainability and lowering carbon emissions, it will have strong appeal to urban consumers looking for an efficient electric car that’s easy to live with.”