Volvo has been making waves in the electric vehicle market with its XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge models, but now the Swedish brand is aiming for a new segment with its smallest and most affordable EV yet: the EX30. The EX30 is a compact SUV that combines chic styling, impressive performance, and eco-friendly features to appeal to a wide range of buyers. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider the EX30 as your next electric vehicle.
The EX30 starts at just $36,145, which is remarkable for an EV from a premium brand like Volvo. While it doesn’t qualify for a federal EV tax credit, the EX30’s starting price is competitive with other small EVs such as the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Kia Soul EV. Plus, you get a lot of value for your money, as the EX30 comes standard with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a full-width sound bar, LED lighting, and Volvo’s signature comfy bucket seats.
The EX30 offers two powertrain options: a single-motor rear-wheel-drive setup with 268 horsepower and a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup with 422 horsepower. The latter makes the EX30 the quickest-accelerating Volvo ever, with a claimed 0-60 mph time of just 3.4 seconds. That’s faster than some sports cars, and sure to put a smile on your face every time you hit the accelerator. The EX30 also has a respectable range of up to 275 miles on a single charge, and can recharge up to 80% in about 20 minutes using a DC fast-charger.
The EX30 is not only good for your wallet, but also for the planet. Volvo has taken several measures to make the EX30 as sustainable as possible, from using recycled materials for the upholstery and dashboard, to partnering with suppliers who use renewable energy and blockchain technology to ensure ethical sourcing of raw materials. The EX30 also has a simplified manufacturing process that reduces waste and emissions. Volvo’s goal is to become a climate-neutral company by 2040, and the EX30 is a big step in that direction.
The EX30 is expected to hit U.S. dealerships in summer 2024 as a 2025 model. If you’re looking for a small, stylish, and affordable EV that doesn’t compromise on performance or sustainability, you should definitely keep an eye on the EX30. It’s a small SUV that exemplifies the EV ethos.