The fully electric Volvo EX30 SUV: a small car with big potential


Sometimes, first impressions can be misleading. Yes, the new Volvo EX30 is our smallest SUV to date. And yes, it comes at an attractive price. But it can have an oversized impact, representing one of our biggest business opportunities in the coming years.

The Volvo EX30, available to order now in selected markets*, is a cornerstone of the strategic transformation we are on as a company. Already by mid-decade, we aim for half of our global sales volumes to consist of fully electric cars and to reach an operating profit margin of 8-10 per cent. By 2030, we plan to sell only fully electric models.

We expect the EX30 to be one of our best-selling models in coming years as we work towards those ambitions, and it will significantly contribute to our growth and profitability objectives.

With the Volvo EX30, we enter a new and fast-growing segment for our brand. There is a growing demand from consumers globally for small, fully electric premium SUVs. For example, many people living in the city are looking for a car that brings convenience and allows them to commute to work and get around, while doing so in a way that reflects who they are.

The EX30 is also designed to be as safe as youd expect from a Volvo car and aims to look after both you and others in hectic urban environments. For example, it includes a special safety feature for bikes that helps to prevent so-called dooring accidents, by alerting you when you are about to open your door in front of a cyclist, scooter or runner. State-of-the-art protective safety tech further illustrates how weve applied our high safety standards to the EX30.

The EX30 provides drivers with a true and capable SUV, born electric and packed with all the smart tech that they need. Combined with an attractive starting price of around EUR 36,000, this means customers get a premium fully electric SUV for a similar price to combustion engine-powered equivalents.

And as if that wasnt enough, data from our initial analysis in two markets shows the total cost of ownership to be currently lower than any other fully electric Volvo car and well ahead of much of the competition in the electric, small SUV segment*.

We know that price and cost of ownership is still one of the biggest challenges when people consider switching to an electric car, said Jim Rowan, our chief executive. With the Volvo EX30, we aim to bring premium, fully electric mobility to a much broader audience, helping to advance and speed up the transition to full electrification that our industry and society needs.

In the way you want it

With its convenient size, smart technology and different configurations to choose from, the Volvo EX30 is designed to appeal to a wide range of customers each with their own preferences, needs and ways of life.

That same flexibility and convenience is reflected in the way we structured the commercial offer. It is designed around convenience and freedom of choice. You decide how you want to access a Volvo EX30: for example through outright ownership, leasing or subscription.

Our Care by Volvo subscription offer has been very successful in recent years, not in the least because it gives customers flexibility and price predictability. Well offer that same level of transparency on the EX30: you can see your monthly cost at a glance, without hidden fees or costs, allowing you to enjoy life with your EX30 even more.

With subscriptions for the EX30 starting at EUR 599 per month, we strongly believe this car will be an attractive choice for many customers not just for our existing customers but also to those who are new to the Volvo brand, said Bjrn Annwall, our chief commercial officer and deputy CEO. That will allow us to create new customer relationships and boost customer retention over time.

A seamless customer experience

The Care by Volvo subscription packages are part of our ever-growing online offer. Weve focused on developing a simple, intuitive and smooth buying process via our online flagship store Transparent online pricing without hidden fees, as well as an easy-to-understand offer, makes ordering a new Volvo EX30 a breeze.

That online sales process reflects our ambition of creating the best possible customer experience, seamlessly merging online and offline channels. Regardless of whether you visit one of our retailers, walk into one of our urban studios, head to our website or use the Volvo Cars app, everyone should get the same outstanding and meaningful experience.

In addition to the United Kingdom, which will be our first market to switch to a fully integrated online/physical, direct-to-consumer model this year, the Volvo EX30 will also be available online in other selected markets.​

The small print

  • The Volvo EX30 is available for order as of today across Europe and other selected markets. In the United States, customers can place pre-orders, while orderbooks will open in other markets at a later stage that will be communicated in due course.
  • Total cost of ownership calculations from third-party data, based on 36 months and 60,000kms of driving an EX30 Single Motor Core in the German and French markets. We expect similar results in other markets.

Volvo Cars in 2022
For the full year 2022, Volvo Car Group recorded an operating profit of SEK 22.3 billion. Revenue in 2022 amounted to SEK 330.1 billion, while global sales reached 615,121 cars.

About Volvo Car Group
Volvo Cars was founded in 1927. Today, it is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales to customers in more than 100 countries. Volvo Cars is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange, where it is traded under the ticker VOLCAR B.

Volvo Cars aims to provide customers with the Freedom to Move in a personal, sustainable and safe way. This is reflected in its ambition to become a fully electric car maker by 2030 and in its commitment to an ongoing reduction of its carbon footprint, with the ambition to be a climate-neutral company by 2040.

As of December 2022, Volvo Cars employed approximately 43,200 full-time employees. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars production plants are located in Gothenburg, Ghent (Belgium), South Carolina (US), Chengdu, Daqing and Taizhou (China). The company also has R&D and design centres in Gothenburg, Camarillo (US) and Shanghai (China).

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JBAS, the Fully Decentralized NFT Brand, Announces Its Launch

Miami, FL, Apr 27, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – JBAS is proud to announce its launch today. Japanese Born Ape Society (JBAS) is an NFT brand inspired by the hyper-famous BAYC (Bored Ape Yacht Club). As holders, the founders are able to create an extension of the Bored Apes, but with their own take, and more importantly by empowering their vision related to the NFT space.

JBAS is a collection of 10.000 apes inspired by Japan and its culture generated from over 180 Unique traits. Each ape is absolutely mind-blowing, but some are cooler and rarer than others. There will also be a total of 10 unique 1 of 1s. Distribution of the apes will be random at mint.

Besides being a simple, yet very cool looking profile picture that doubles as your Web3 Identity, JBAS will give you full decisional powers from day 1 of its journey. After the mint is completed, the apes will be revealed and all holders will be able to claim a Lotus Flower. Each wallet holding an Ape will claim 1 Lotus Flower. There will be a total of 9 different flowers varying in rarity that will determine on which matters holders can vote.

These flowers will be a whole new collection, which will be claimed for free by all holders and which will grant voting rights on all matters JBAS related. The most respectful members of the community, will have full voting rights on all matters, regardless of which flowers they withhold in their wallets.

Esmpeth said in an interview “I’m tired of seeing NFT projects coming up every single day, where the early investors (the minters) have absolutely no decisional power in the community. I understand that it is not easy to combine all ideas and thoughts to get a certain outcome and most founders fear this, but with the voting mechanics that we will have, the JBAS fam will surf the Web3 wave with excitement.”

These new voting mechanics, tied not only to 1 NFT but by the combination of 2, will be an opportunity for all early investors to determine the direction of the brand by directly being involved in the decision-making process for matters that they are genuinely interested in. Zenkon and Esmpeth strongly believe that members of the community should be informed and involved in the growth of the brand. At JBAS, the early investors, the minters, don’t just get a cool Jpeg, they get actual shares and voting rights in the company structure.

Additionally to the voting rights, holders will receive more exclusive benefits, such as access to the TEMPLE, a place in the metaverse accessible only to holders, FREE Merchandise, participation in charity donations, FREE Airdrops, 3D avatars and more.

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