The Volvo EX30 made its grand debut in Milan, marking its entry into the electric car market as a significant new player. Amidst a limited selection of affordable electric vehicles, the EX30 stands out as a promising option. However, how does it fare against its larger competitors? To find out, we conducted a comprehensive comparison with various models.
Our esteemed colleagues from Autovisie were present at the recent launch of the Volvo EX30. As of now, there are only a handful of affordable electric cars available, leaving prospective buyers with limited choices. They might have to consider purchasing used vehicles as an alternative.
Nevertheless, the electric car market is witnessing the development of affordable options from other manufacturers. Volkswagen, for instance, has made ambitious promises with its ID.2all, but it has yet to materialize. On the other hand, the Volvo EX30 has already arrived. Consequently, it is worth examining how this Swedish-Chinese EV (given that Volvo is a part of the Chinese car giant Geely) compares to its existing rivals.
Now, let’s delve into the contenders. The Volvo EX30 belongs to the compact crossover segment B. Competing against it are the second-generation Kia Niro EV, the Chinese BYD Atto 3, the DS 3 E-Tense, and even the Smart #1.
While Tesla remains an iconic name in the realm of electric cars, it is essential to note that the entry-level version of the Tesla Model Y, despite its inclusion in this comparison, operates in a different segment and comes at a higher price point. Comparatively, the base model of the Volvo EX30 is priced similarly to the more expensive variants of the Model Y.
It is important to consider that in various electric car models, including the new Volvo EX30, there are substantial differences in specifications between the entry-level and top-end versions. As a result, we have included both variations in our comprehensive evaluation.
|Fashion style||From the price||battery-
|€36,795||51 kWh||344 kilometers||272 hp||5.7s.||180km/h||134 kW|
|€52,995||69 kWh||460 km||428 hp||3.6s.||180km/h||153 kW|
|Kia Niro EV||€44,795||68 kWh||460 km||204 hp||7.8s.||167 km / h||72 kW|
|BYD Atto 3||€42,998||60.5 kWh||420 km||204 hp||Sec 7.2||160 km/h||80kW|
|€40,495||66 kWh||440 km||272 hp||No||180km/h||150kW|
|€48,895||66 kWh||400 km||428 hp||3.9s.||180km/h||150kW|
|DS 3 E-Tense||€42,140||54 kWh||398 kilometers||156 hp||9.0s.||150km/h||100 kW|
|Tesla Model Y
|€46,990||60 kWh||455 kilometers||347 hp||6.9s.||217 km/h||170 kW|
Among this collection, the Volvo EX30 in its entry-level configuration stands as the most affordable option, albeit with a comparatively limited range when compared to its counterparts. The premium model boasts an extended range but comes with a price tag exceeding 50,000 euros, making it the sole variant that breaches this financial threshold.
Thankfully, an intermediary alternative exists in the form of the Extended Range version, commencing at a reasonable 41,495 euros. Are you apprehensive about purchasing an electric vehicle? Consider exploring the possibility of private EV leasing as a potential solution tailored to your needs.