On June 7 of this year, Volvo will officially present its newest and also the smallest model of the electric family, the EX30, which is in every way an intriguing offer in the car manufacturer’s model range. To promote the hype, Volvo has released a little more technical information about this car.
As stated by Anders Nits, Volvo’s sustainability manager, the car will immediately be available with two different battery versions – 51kWh lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries, as well as 60kWh nickel-cobalt-manganese (NMC) batteries. The manufacturer’s representative in an interview Autocar stated that using the largest battery, the car will be able to travel around 480 kilometers on a single charge.
Presumably, we can attach the words “in the WLTP cycle” to these estimates, which means that the real driving distance in real life will be less – around 400 kilometers, which is not bad at all.
Ideally, this car as a whole is intended as a car for the city, which will go outside it relatively rarely. As I wrote, it will be the smallest electric Volvo for the foreseeable future, slotting in below the XC40 and C40 Recharge models. The representatives of the car manufacturer have already stated that two opposite poles have been found, namely the EX30 is the smallest model, and the EX90 is the flagship and the largest model. For now, Volvo is not planning anything smaller or bigger than these cars. The new EX30 will also be available in different versions, namely as a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive car.
The automaker especially emphasizes that this will be the most environmentally friendly Volvo to date, and its carbon footprint after 200,000 kilometers will be 25% smaller than the C40/XC40 Recharge models. To achieve this, the car makes extensive use of recycled materials – around 25% of the aluminum and 17% of the steel used in production is recycled. Also, approximately 17% of the plastic parts in the cabin are made from recyclable materials, while the car itself is designed in such a way that it can be recycled as much as possible after its disposal.
The new Volvo EX30 will make its world premiere on June 7 and, as previously reported, will be available as a subscription, meaning that it will not be owned, but subscribed to use. In this way, Volvo is trying to attract a much younger audience than the standard Volvo buyer, and they think that such an offer will be interesting to people born in the late 90s and the very beginning of the 21st century.
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