A group photo of the Volvo team. -- Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat
A group photo of the Volvo team. -- Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

Volvo Cars Kuwait proudly announces launch of the new fully electric EX30

EX30 produces zero tailpipe emissions and minimizes its carbon footprint throughout its lifecycle

KUWAIT: Volvo Cars Kuwait has officially launched the new, fully electric Volvo EX30 at a press event held at Volvo Studio on Tuesday. The EX30 is now available for sale, booking and test drives at the Volvo Showroom and Volvo Studio retail spaces. The EX30 has already garnered significant recognition, including the prestigious 2024 World Urban Car title at the New York International Auto Show.

It was also ranked among the top three cars globally from a pool of 38 nominees. Since its launch last summer, the EX30 has won several major awards, such as “The Sun Car of the Year” and “Small SUV/Crossover of the Year” from the Sunday Times, and “Eco Warrior of the Year” from Top Gear magazine.

Sustainability and performance

The EX30 is Volvo’s smallest and most environmentally conscious SUV to date. It boasts a total carbon footprint of just 23 tons per 200,000 km, which is approximately 60 percent less than the petrol-powered XC40 ICE. Built on a purpose-designed electric car platform, the EX30 not only produces zero tailpipe emissions but also minimizes its carbon footprint throughout its lifecycle.

Mishal Al-Safran, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Volvo, expressed pride to Kuwait Times in the EX30, highlighting its environmental friendliness, powerful performance, and use of 30 percent recycled materials. The EX30 is available for test drives at the Volvo showroom in Rai and the Volvo Studio in AlKhaleejia Tower.

The EX30 has rapidly become popular with customers worldwide and is projected to be one of Volvo’s best-selling models this year. Achraf Tamim, General Manager at BNK Automotive, emphasized the car’s appeal, stating: “With its sustainability, power, and minimalistic features, we expect high demand from electric car enthusiasts and a youthful customer base.”

To enhance the customer experience, Volvo Cars offers a complimentary car charger installation at the customer’s preferred location, be it home, office or chalet. Prospective buyers are encouraged to visit Volvo retail spaces for an unforgettable EX30 test drive experience.

Founded in 1927, Volvo Cars is a globally recognized brand with sales in over 100 countries. Listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange under the ticker “VOLCAR B”, Volvo aims to provide customers with personal, sustainable, and safe mobility.

The company is committed to becoming fully electric by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2040. As of December 2021, Volvo Cars employs around 41,000 people, with its headquarters and primary functions in Gothenburg, Sweden, and production plants in several countries, including Belgium, the US, and China.

BNK Automotive

BNK Automotive, the exclusive distributor of Volvo Cars in Kuwait, is owned by Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi and is part of BNK Holding KSCC.

Powertrain options

Buyers of the EX30 can choose from three electric powertrains:

• Single Motor with 200kW (272hp) and a 51kWh battery

• Single Motor Extended Range with a 69kWh battery

• Twin Motor Performance model with 315kW (428hp) and a 69kWh battery

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