Speaking of pace, the EX30 can recharge at an honest tempo as nicely. The extended-range twin motor has a charging capability of as much as 153 kW, whereas the entry-level automotive has a capability of 134 kW. This means going from 10 to 80 p.c in slightly over 25 minutes.
These pimped fashions will price greater than that £34,000, in fact, with the flagship Ultra twin-motor retailing at £44,495 within the UK, so it will likely be fascinating to see if the all-wheel-drive efficiency model nonetheless attracts these goal clients that aren’t 54 however 34.
The EX30 could be a small electrical SUV, but it surely’s going up in opposition to some stiff competitors, together with the cheaper Peugeot e-2008 and MG ZS, and the dearer Skoda Enyaq iV, to call just a few within the quickly increasing mini eSUV market. Perhaps the most important rivals would be the all-electric Jeep Avenger at £36,500 and Europe-only Ford Explorer, rumored to begin across the £40,000 mark.
Looks-wise, the EX30 is pleasingly harking back to a barely shrunken XC40, which, contemplating how standard that mannequin has been, isn’t any dangerous factor. The XC40 turned the model’s second-best-seller globally in 2019, and at the moment accounts for simply over one-quarter of Volvo’s worldwide quantity. As for Volvo’s proud assertion that that is its smallest SUV but, at 4,233 mm (13.89 ft) lengthy, it’s certainly a contact shorter than the 4,440 mm (14.57 ft) of the XC40. It’s additionally 30 mm slimmer, and just below 100 mm decrease in peak.
Inside there’s greater than a whiff of Scandinavian minimalism. You would possibly even name the design stark. You can select between 4 inside designs or—oh expensive—“rooms” (known as Breeze, Indigo, Mist, and Pine), every with a unique mixture of recycled and renewable supplies, together with woven flax, upcycled denim fibers from blue denims, floor plastic waste, recycled polyester, and carpet from recycled PET bottles.