The Volvo EX30: Redefining Sustainability in a Modern Electric SUV**







Welcome to the blog of Finlay Volvo, your trusted local Volvo Authorized Dealership in Naas, serving the Kildare area. Today, we are thrilled to introduce the all-new Volvo EX30, a revolutionary small SUV that sets a new benchmark for sustainability in the automotive industry. Designed with the environment in mind, this fully electric vehicle boasts the lowest carbon footprint of any Volvo car to date. Join us as we explore the remarkable features and eco-friendly initiatives behind the Volvo EX30.

**Reducing Carbon Footprint, Mile by Mile:**

At Volvo, we are committed to combating emissions throughout the entire lifespan of our vehicles. With the Volvo EX30, we have successfully reduced its total carbon footprint to below 30 tonnes* over a distance of 200,000 kilometres. This achievement marks a 25 percent decrease compared to our previous fully electric models, the C40 and XC40. Our goal is to reduce overall CO2 emissions per car by 40 percent between 2018 and 2025.

**Zero Tailpipe Emissions for Cleaner Air:**

One of the most significant advantages of the Volvo EX30 is its zero tailpipe emissions. By operating solely on electricity, this SUV not only reduces its carbon footprint but also has a positive impact on air quality. Recent research conducted by the University of Southern California* confirms that an increase in electric cars within a region leads to a decrease in asthma-related emergency room visits.

**Beyond Electrification: A Holistic Approach to Sustainability: **

While electrification is a crucial step toward reducing carbon emissions, we recognize that a car's environmental impact extends beyond its drivetrain. The Volvo EX30 embodies our holistic approach to sustainability, considering factors such as design, development, manufacturing, and transportation.

**Recycled Materials: Making Every Component Count: **

By designing a smaller car, we minimize the amount of material needed for production. This strategy significantly reduces CO2 emissions resulting from aluminium and steel, two major contributors to the manufacturing process. Additionally, approximately 25 percent of the aluminium and 17 percent of the steel used in the Volvo EX30 are recycled, further lowering its environmental footprint.

**Optimization for Functionality and Efficiency: **

Inside the Volvo EX30, we prioritize sustainability by incorporating optimization as a key design principle. Our engineers have skilfully integrated multiple functions within single components, reducing the number of parts required without compromising functionality. This streamlined approach not only enhances efficiency but also aligns with our commitment to sustainable design.

**Innovative Materials for a Greener Future: **

The choice of materials for the Volvo EX30 reflects our dedication to a more sustainable future. Up to 17 percent of the plastics used in the car, including interior components and exterior bumpers, are derived from recycled sources, making it the highest percentage of recycled plastic in any Volvo car to date.

**A Climate-Neutral Manufacturing Process:**

Manufacturing and the supply chain play pivotal roles in reducing emissions. The Volvo EX30 is produced in a factory powered by high levels of climate-neutral energy, including 100 percent climate-neutral electricity. We have collaborated with our Tier 1 suppliers, with 95 percent of them committed to achieving 100 percent renewable energy in their production by 2025.

**Traceability and Accountability with Blockchain:**

To ensure responsible sourcing and production of battery packs, we employ blockchain technology to trace critical raw materials like lithium, manganese, cobalt, graphite, and nickel. By prioritizing material traceability, we contribute to a more sustainable and accountable supply chain.

**A Thoughtful Interior:**

Inside the Volvo EX30, we embrace a wide range of recycled and renewable materials for seats, dashboard, and doors. Innovative choices such as denim, flax, and a wool-blend containing around 70 percent recycled polyester enhance both sustainability and style. The denim interior deco, for instance, utilizes fibres that would otherwise be wasted during the denim recycling process.

**Downsizing without Compromise:**

The Volvo EX30 allows you, as a customer, to downsize your carbon footprint without compromising safety, driving comfort, or convenience. With an estimated cradle-to-gate CO2 impact of 18 tonnes, encompassing the extraction of raw materials to the arrival of the finished car at the dealer, this small SUV showcases our commitment to sustainability.
The Volvo EX30 represents a monumental leap forward in our sustainability journey. At Finlay Volvo, we are proud to offer this innovative electric SUV that prioritizes the environment without compromising on performance or luxury starting from 7th of June. Visit our dealership in Naas, serving the Kildare area, to experience the future of sustainable driving first-hand. Together, let's drive towards a greener, more sustainable future.
* The carbon footprint calculation is based on charging electricity from the EU27 electricity mix over 200,000 kilometres of driving.
* The claim of the lowest carbon footprint of any Volvo car to date pertains to globally available products over 200,000 kilometres of driving.
* For more information on the California study concerning the link between electric cars and air quality, please refer to: [link].
* Range and energy efficiency figures are based on the realistic WLTP driving cycle under controlled conditions for a new car. Real-world range may vary. Please visit for further details.
* Car specifications and customer offers may vary across different countries. For more information, please visit
* Carbon footprint and cradle-to-gate CO2 values are based on assessment, and a verified Life Cycle Analysis document will be published at launch.
*Note: The final line has been added to incorporate the dealership information.