Volvo EX30 electric is the smallest SUV ever by the Swedish carmaker, and it also has the smallest carbon footprint of any Volvo till date. Small as it is, it comes with a range of performance features that make it a sweet deal.
The EX30 supports Google and Apple CarPlay. It comes in multiple trims, with options of three powertrains (LFP single motor, extended range single motor, and twin-motor), allowing for buyers to come up with multiple combinations to satisfy their needs and taste. Below is an itemised look at the available powertrains.
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The Standard powertrain uses a 51 kWh battery pack and single motor, and has a range of 141 miles (334 km) on a single charge. It supports up to 134 kW fast charging.
The Extended Range powertrain has a 69 kWh NMC battery pack and a stronger single motor. It delivers a driving range of 198 miles (480 km) on a single charge. It supports up to 153 kW fast charging.
As the name indicates, the Twin-Motor Performance powertrain use a two electric motors. Like the Extended Range powertrain, it supports up to 153 kW fast charging.
How quickly can you charge Volvo EX30?
Volvo says that you will be able to charge any of the the EX30 options from 10% to 80% battery capacity in 26.5 minutes.
As for acceleration, the Single Motor Extended Range will go from 0 to 60 miles per hoir in 5.1 seconds, while the Twin Motor Performance powertrain will go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds flat.
Trims: Specs, and features
The EX30 comes in the following trims: Core, Plus, and Ultra, as described in detail below.
Volvo EX30 Core
The Core trim comes with adaptive cruise control and a number of other basic features. You can opt for the Standard powertrain or the Extended Range powertrain.
Volvo EX30 Plus
The Plus trim comes with a Harman Kardon audio system. You can choose to go with the standard powertrain, the Extended Range powertrain, or the Twin Motor Performance powertrain.
Volvo EX30 Ultra
The Ultra trim version adds a panoramic glass roof and Volvo’s smart Park Pilot Assist ADAS. Park Pilot Assist enables the EX30 to steer, accelerate, and brake to take care of most of the parking itself, including finding good parking spots and executing parallel parking.
The EX30 Ultra is only available with either the Extended Range powertrain or the Twin-Motor Performance Range powertrain.
Price and Availability
- Core trim starts at $34,950 in the United States (€36,770 in Europe)
- Plus trim starts at about $37,000 in the United States and €39,735 in the European Union.
- Ultra trim starts at about $45,000 in the U.S., and €48,749 in Europe for the Extended Range version and about $49,000 (USA) and €52,000 (EU) for the Twin-Motor version.
By way of comparison, Tesla’s Model 3 costs over €40,000, and that is the cheapest model from the American EV company. The most affordable EV models from European brands like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Benz, cost over €56,000, making the Volvo EX30 an attractive offer for anyone looking for an affordable compact electric SUV.
The Volvo EX30 is available for pre-order in the United States, so it isn’t shipping yet there. Buyers in Europe and some other markets are luckier and can place their order right away.
The EX30 is produced in China at a plant operated by Geely, the controlling shareholder in Volvo.