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Video: the £35k EX30 is the fastest accelerating production Volvo ever built

A closer look at Volvo's serious small new electric SUV

Published: 12 Jun 2023
10 minutes 16 seconds

This is Volvo’s smallest electric car ever: the new EX30 SUV. It’s also the fastest accelerating Volvo of all time, good for 0-60 in as little as 3.4 seconds. And yet Volvo insists this car also has the lowest lifetime CO2 footprint of any Volvo ever made. 

Building it creates 18 tonnes of CO2. That, plus its first 200,000km of driving produce ‘less than 30 tonnes’ of greenhouse gas, says Volvo.

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So it’s a serious car this: full of lots of recycled materials and an attempt to assuage your climate guilt. But it’s also desperate to appeal to younger buyers who are supposedly uninterested in new cars, and with a punchy price of less than £35,000, the Swedes reckon they have a fighting chance. Join Top Gear magazine’s Ollie Kew for an in-depth tour.

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