Volvo EX30 has lowest carbon footprint of any fully electric Volvo car to date, ET EnergyWorld

<p>Volvo EX30</p>
Volvo EX30

The Volvo EX30 possesses the smallest carbon footprint of any fully electric Volvo car to date. According to the life cycle assessment (LCA) of the Volvo EX30, it has a total carbon footprint of 23 tonnes per 200,000 km – approximately 60% less than the XC40 ICE (petrol)2.

The carbon footprint report identifies the key contributing materials and processes to the car’s emissions. Exclusively focused on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the report covers the car’s life cycle, starting with the extraction and refining of raw materials and ending with the car’s end-of-life.

Using wind-based electricity to charge the EX30 substantially reduces the carbon footprint compared to global or European electricity mixes, by approximately 42% and 22% respectively. This underlines the need to accelerate investments in renewable energy infrastructure globally for electric cars to reach their full climate potential.

Jonas Otterheim, head of climate action at Volvo Cars, said, “Transitioning to electric cars is key to limiting climate change, but increased transparency about its challenges is needed to reduce their emissions even further. By studying the EX30’s carbon footprint and identifying its primary materials and processes, we aim to provide valuable insights that can help guide decisions in our company towards becoming more sustainable, as well as amongst the wider industry.”

“We have now completed comprehensive LCAs of the carbon footprint for three of our fully electric cars launched since 2019: the Volvo EX40, EC40 and now, EX30. By making these reports available to the public, we hope to help customers make informed decisions when choosing their next electric car,” he added.

  • Published On Mar 15, 2024 at 01:22 PM IST

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