Volvo EX30 will be the Volvo car with the lowest carbon footprint

The new Volvo EX30 will be unveiled on 7 June 2023 and promises to be a major step towards sustainability.

There are only a few days left until the Volvo EX30 is officially unveiled, and we finally get to know all the details of Volvo’s compact, 100% electric SUV.

After getting to know the Volvo EX90, the opposite of the EX30 in terms of size, expectations for this model are really high, as Volvo and Polestar are launching some really interesting 100% electric vehicles on the market.

Now the brand has released new details of the Volvo EX30, thus demonstrating its commitment to making increasingly sustainable vehicles with a carbon footprint as low as possible. The EX30 is the brand’s vehicle with the lowest carbon footprint in its production.

For example, the brand indicates that the emissions produced throughout the entire vehicle production and life cycle of the EX30 have reduced the total carbon footprint over 200,000 km of driving to less than 30 tonnes. This is a reduction of around 25 per cent on the figures achieved by the brand’s other electric models such as the C40 and XC40 Recharge.

Anders Kärrberg, Global Head of Sustainability spoke about Volvo’s commitment to sustainability: “Our new EX30 is a big step in the right direction for our sustainability ambitions. By 2025, we aim to reduce our overall CO2 emissions per car by 40% from 2018 levels through a 50% reduction in overall tailpipe emissions and a 25% reduction in emissions from our operations, raw material sourcing and supply chain. – all on the way to our ambition to be a climate neutral company by 2040”.

The use of key recycled materials in the Volvo EX30

To reduce the EX30’s CO2 footprint to 75% of current models, the brand has had to put a lot of effort, research and development into substituting materials in the vehicle. Both aluminium and steel, two metals widely used in the automotive sector, are both major contributors to CO2 emissions, and this is where Volvo has “attacked”.

In the Volvo EX30, the use of steel and aluminium has been reduced, and recycling has also been a priority, with at least a quarter of all aluminium used in the manufacturing process being recycled.

The plastics used are also key, with around 17 per cent of all plastics in the car, from the interior components to the exterior bumpers, being recycled – the highest percentage of any Volvo car to date.

As you can see, the Volvo EX30 shows promise and on 7 June 2023 we will know many more details of this 100% electric small SUV from the Swedish brand.

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