Volvo EX30 Set To Shake Up South Africa’s EV Market

In a grand unveiling event at Johannesburg’s bustling Victoria Yards, Volvo recently launched its latest marvel, the EX30.


  • The event showcased not only the sleek design and cutting-edge technology of the EX30 but also the brand’s commitment to a sustainable future.
  • At the heart of Volvo’s strategic global transformation in the burgeoning new-energy vehicle sector, the EX30 stands tall as a beacon of progress.
  • With its launch, Volvo aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles not just in South Africa but across the African continent.
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Marking a significant leap forward in the realm of electric vehicles (EVs), the EX30 has been hailed as one of the country’s most accessible premium EVs, poised to redefine luxury driving while championing sustainability. The Sandton Times joined seasoned tech and motoring media at the official launch to get a first-hand feel for this new release.

We’re excited to launch the new EX30 in South Africa as part of the first wave of this important new model’s global rollout. We believe that the EX30 will become one of our best-selling models as we continue to work towards our local and global sustainability ambitions.

// Managing Director of Volvo Car South Africa, Greg Maruszewski



Positioned competitively starting from just R775’900, the EX30 presents an enticing proposition for South Africans looking to embrace the future of mobility. Its diverse line-up, ranging from the Core Single Motor to the Twin Motor Performance, offers a plethora of options catering to varying preferences and driving needs.


Performance is a hallmark of the EX30, with the top-tier Twin Motor Performance variant boasting an impressive 315 kW, enabling a blistering 0-100km/h sprint in a mere 3.6 seconds. Meanwhile, the Extended Range variants offer substantial WLTP ranges of up to 476km, ensuring peace of mind for long journeys.


Moreover, Volvo’s commitment to sustainability extends to the EX30’s interior, which features natural and recycled materials, offering a guilt-free luxury experience. Image: Volvo Car SA

Charging the EX30 is a breeze, with DC fast charging capabilities allowing for a 10-80% charge in just over 25-minutes, providing convenience without compromising efficiency.


Safety remains paramount, with the EX30 equipped with an array of sensors and cameras to ensure a secure driving environment. From the industry-first sound bar to the premium Harman Kardon sound system available in higher grades, Volvo leaves no stone unturned in providing a superior driving experience.


Volvo offers a comprehensive warranty and maintenance plan, along with roadside assistance and Volvo On Call services, ensuring peace of mind for discerning customers. Image: Volvo Car SA

With the EX30’s arrival, Volvo Car SA defines its position in the local EV market, making access to electric cars that much wider, while upholding the brand’s legacy of excellence and that at a premium price point with pricing ranging from R775’900 for the Core Single Motor variant to R995’900 for the Ultra Twin Motor Performance.


With the EX30, Volvo looks to not only redefine luxury but also pave the way towards a sustainable automotive future in South Africa and beyond.


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