Volvo’s new small electric SUV will be offered with two battery sizes. The maximum autonomy will approach 500 km.
The presentation of the EX30 is approaching, Volvo punctuates the countdown by revealing some information in dribs and drabs. The brand has just indicated that the model will have the lowest carbon footprint of all Volvos produced to date. Rather logical, the EX30 being a small 100% electric SUV.
But the manufacturer says it has tackled the carbon footprint of the entire life cycle, from production to use. The drop in CO2 emissions would even be 25% compared to the electric XC40.
Among the examples given to explain this result, there is the use of recycled aluminum, which represents a quarter of the total aluminum. For plastics, both inside and outside, it’s 17%, a record for the brand. The manufacturer says it has also reduced the number of parts, using a very popular formula: the most durable component is the one that does not exist. On the assembly side, the EX30 will come out of a factory powered by “climate neutral” electricity. Almost all of the brand’s subcontractors have undertaken to do the same.
Volvo EX30: this is what Volvo’s new small electric SUV looks like
The carbon footprint in use will then logically be better with electric motorization. The vehicle will be based on an adapted version of the SEA platform signed Geely, used for example by the Smart #1.
With Autocar, a representative of the brand revealed that there will be two battery sizes: one of 51 kWh, visibly in LFP, and one of 69 kWh (NMC). With it, when the model is content with a single engine (there will be four-wheel drive versions with two engines), the range should reach 480 km. A good value, the EX30 should be a smaller model than the XC40, which also offers a 69 kWh battery and another of 82 kWh. It thus competes with the Kia Niro EV.
The EX30 will be fully unveiled on June 7. You will of course be able to see everything and know everything about Automobile-Propre.