Volvo like virtually every other automaker has committed an entirely electric future. In this instance, Volvo aims to have an entire line of high-end electric cars (EVs) in 2030. Although the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge electric vehicles are indeed great their platforms constructed on the basis of internal combustion engines (ICE) limited their potential. For instance, the EX90 can be considered the first Volvo built from the beginning to be an electric vehicle, however, it’s a top three-row SUV.
2025 Volvo EX30 Concept
How small is this Volvo EX30? The XC40 is 174.8 inches, while the EX30 is even smaller, measuring 166.7 inches. This is the reason why it received an XC40-like number, which is smaller in its alphanumeric name. It’s also a gorgeous small SUV. Do I have to say this? Volvo does not appear to possess a shabby car at the moment. Perhaps, aside from the hunchback design that is The C40 Recharge, but, every other Volvo model in the range is stunning–even the ICE models that are more than a half-decade old.
While it appears that the German electric SUV crowd has an athletic look, by using its AMG Line or M Sport accents the EX30 is a refreshingly minimalist and classy. The main reason for this EX30 is to be elegant and sleek, not overly aggressive and intimidating. The standard LED lighting components are present and include an upgrade of the company’s “Thor’s Hammer” daytime running lights. The car also has a black-colored contrasting roof, which is in style along with many trendy small vehicles However, the thing that makes this car unique in areas you aren’t aware of is directly inside the steel sheet.
This is because 17 percent of the steel used and 25 percent of aluminum that is used around the car are recycled. The innovation also extends beyond the life of the car because the materials used in the EX30 contain a high percentage of recycling. Volvo is well-known for making cars secure in the case of an accident, but it’s now striving to make its vehicles as secure for the environment as they can be as well. It’s not surprising this recyclability has been extended to the interior as well and you’ll notice Volvo’s Scandinavian minimalism lowered to eleven. The reason behind this change was to decrease the amount of components within the interior, which in turn cut down on the raw materials that are extracted from the surroundings. The dash is a large solid component as well as a single information screen. This isn’t likely to bode well for those who enjoy physical controls, however, the environmental argument is quite strong.
Regarding the infotainment system, it runs on the most recent version of Google’s Android Automotive (different from the Android Auto smartphone mirroring feature) together with the wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the usual Google services that are built into the application because of. In the absence of physically controlled controls, using an outstanding voice-command system such as Google Assistant will surely take the pain out of controlling everything using the 12.3-inch touchscreen. For the components that cannot be eliminated or reduced like the dash and doors, 17 percent of these components are constructed from recycled plastics. In keeping with the concept of reducing material and minimization, the doors do not have any speakers. Instead, you’ll find an ordinary 1 040-watt Harman Kardon sound bar near the windshield. With the elimination of the minimum of six speakers required to give a theatre-like audio experience. The soundbar requires a shorter wire and fewer components to put together.
The recycled theme is carried over to the upholstery with a selection of wool, flax, and denim, which are made up of 70% recycled materials. Denim is particularly innovative since Volvo selected tiny pieces of scrap that aren’t big enough for reuse to make pants, which is why they find them in the seat cushions of the EX30. All of these efforts to recycle ensure that this EX30 Volvo has the lowest carbon footprint starting from production and ending at the time of its death. Volvo claims that it was able to reduce its carbon footprint of 128,274 miles of road travel to less than 30 tons which is less than XC40 as well as the C40 Recharge electric vehicles.
Volvo also provided us with glimpses of the Cross Country version of the 2025 Volvo EX30. Volvo hasn’t revealed specifics yet, however according to its press photos, it appears that the EX30 Cross Country will feature 19 or 18-inch wheels and the smaller one will be covered with “bespoke” tires (probably all-terrain tires) as well as skid plates and white panels for the fascia on top, elevated level of clearance for the ground, and high-end roof rack and Cross Country branding with the Swedish flag on the hood.
Its 2025 Volvo EX30 is a vehicle that is awash in superlatives since there’s no middle ground in this small SUV, which is loaded with revolutionary concepts. This is indeed the most compact Volvo SUV however, the range-shattering Twin Motor Performance uses a dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) configuration that comes with a capacity that is 422 hp and 400 pounds of torque. With a 0-60-mph time that is 3.4 seconds, it is among the most efficient Volvo yet. The range of the car is determined by Volvo (not yet confirmed by the EPA) to be 265 miles.
If you’re looking to maximize the range of your vehicle, you can do this by purchasing this Single Motor Extended Range model. This rear-wheel drive (RWD) configuration is capable of producing 250 horsepower as well as 253 pounds-feet of torque. Although the power output is reduced to a mere half its 0-60 mph speed at 5.4 seconds is more than many modern automobiles on the market nowadays. It also comes with the ability to travel 275 miles, due to its being more efficient. However, regardless of which variants you choose, it will come with a 64-kWh lithium nickel manganese carbonate (NMC) power pack.
Why do we mention the use of the elements? This is because there’s a different model that will not be available in the United States but will be available in Europe as well as a few other countries. An Entry-level Single Motor variant features the same motor that produces 268 horsepower that is it is the Single Motor Extended Range, However, it uses using smaller and less expensive 54 kWh lithium-ion (LFP) battery. This will assist in helping the EX30 attain a level of price comparable to ICE automobiles. It will also be the model with the shortest range, which is only 200 miles, according to Volvo’s estimations. In terms of charging this 64 kWh NMC battery can accept the power of up to 153kW and can charge it from 10 to 80 percent within 26.5 minutes. Meanwhile, the 54-kWh LFP battery can accept up to 134.2 kW DC and charge between 10-80 percent in just 28 minutes.
2025 Volvo EX30 Price & Release Date
We’ll now get to the price, as it is here that things become very interesting. In the United States, the 2025 Volvo EX30 will start at $34,950 for its single-motor extended Range. It’s lower than the gas-powered XC40, and you can imagine the price if Volvo made available an LFP battery to customers in the United States, too. In Europe, the LFP version costs EUR36,000, or PS33,795 within the UK, and makes it cheaper than the Volkswagen ID.3, which isn’t the most expensive vehicle.
The way Volvo could come up with this price in the United States is unbelievable, particularly in a period when the price of an automobile is expected to reach $50,000 shortly. If you’re from the state of Colorado the EX30 will be more affordable due to their state tax incentive. If the EX30 isn’t made by the United States, it won’t be eligible for the $7500 tax credit for the federal government under the Inflation Reduction Act. European customers can order an EX30 beginning today, whereas those who live within the United States can only pre-order today, with delivery to begin in early 2024. Pricing and the full specifications of the various models will be made available shortly.