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The Volvo EX30 takes care of its carbon footprint

According to the Swedish firm, the future Volvo EX30 100% electric SUV has the lowest carbon footprint of any Volvo ever produced.

The Volvo EX30 is a small 100% electric SUV, placed below the XC40 in the range. While waiting for its official presentation, the Swedish firm continues the teasers around its new model, and gives us more details on its carbon footprint.

“Our new EX30 is a big step in the right direction that will allow us to serve our sustainability ambitions”said Anders Kärrberg, Global Head of Sustainability at Volvo Cars: “By 2025, we aim to reduce our global CO2 emissions per car by 40% compared to 2018 levels, thanks to a 50% reduction in global tailpipe emissions and a 25% reduction in emissions from our operations, raw material sourcing and supply chain – all to serve our ambition to make Volvo Cars a climate-neutral company by 2040.”

Volvo EX30: many recycled materials

A 100% electric car, the Volvo EX30 emits no exhaust gases, which contributes to reduce your CO2 footprint but also to improve air quality. However, this is not enough to reduce the overall carbon footprint of a car: to do so, it is also necessary to tackle the various stages of design, development, production or transport, stages which contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.

The Volvo EX30 displays a total carbon footprint of less than 30 tonnes over 200,000 km of driving, a reduction of 25% compared to the 100% electric Volvo C40 and XC40.

For this, the future Swedish electric SUV has been optimized on several points: first of all, the model being smaller, it helps to use fewer potentially polluting raw materials, such as steel and aluminum. A large part of these materials used on the EX30 are also recycled: 25% of the aluminum, or around 17% of the steel used in production.

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Volvo EX30: on the way to climate neutrality

Inside, the Volvo EX30 also uses more durable materials : the number of parts has been reduced while optimizing the various functions of the components, while around 17% of all plastics have been recycled, a level never before reached in a Volvo.

Volvo also uses clean energies to power its production chain, including 100% climate-neutral electricity. In addition, 95% of Volvo EX30 suppliers have committed to producing using 100% renewable energy by 2025. Finally, the EX30 has been designed to be 95% recycled and recovered at the end of its life.

The Volvo EX30 will be presented to the public on June 7, 2023, when orders for the model will open in select European markets, including France. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks by Volvo.

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