Volvo EX30, the SUV with the smallest carbon footprint, arrives in Qatar

Volvo EX30, the SUV with the smallest carbon footprint, arrives in Qatar

By QLNews

Domasco Volvo is carrying forward its commitment to delivering premium, innovative, and environment-conscious driving experiences in Qatar by adding the new fully electric Volvo EX30 to its distinctive line-up.

The official unveiling of the Volvo EX30 took place at the Mondrian Doha Hotel, in the presence of senior management from Volvo and Domasco, local dignitaries, media personalities, and influencers.

The EX30 marks a significant step for the automotive distributor as it aims to drive EV adoption in the country. Now available for booking, this cutting-edge vehicle is Volvo’s first small premium SUV, expanding its ever-growing range of all-electric offering to four models.

A cornerstone of Volvo Cars’ electrification strategy and key in delivering the brand’s growth ambitions, the EX30 launch sets a new benchmark in electric mobility, aligning perfectly with Qatar’s National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030), which emphasizes the importance of environmental stewardship and sustainable development.

As Qatar aims to become one of the most progressive economies by 2030, vehicles like the EX30 are pivotal in realizing this goal, offering luxury and performance while minimizing environmental impact.

A diversified business conglomerate, Domasco’s dedication to pioneering eco-conscious solutions is a testament to its dynamic leadership across core economic sectors, including automotive, in Qatar, and the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainability.

Marco Melani, Regional Managing Director at Domasco, said: “Embracing Qatar’s journey towards a sustainable future, the launch of the Volvo EX30 signifies our strategic focus on spearheading green mobility across the country, in line with Qatar's National Vision 2030. The Volvo EX30 epitomizes this green commitment. It’s a compact SUV delivering on everything customers wants from a Volvo alongside the smallest CO2 footprint of any Volvo car to date.

“Moreover, true to the Volvo heritage, the car delivers a truly distinctive, premium, and outstanding driving experience, complemented with Domasco’s uncompromising standards of customer service and network,” said Melani.

As a small SUV that does big Volvo things, the new fully electric Volvo EX30 is designed to be very safe. Honored with the prestigious Red Dot ‘Best of the Best Design’ award and named 2024 World Urban Car at the World Car Awards, the EX30 is designed to have the smallest CO2 footprint of any Volvo car to date.

The EX30 embodies all of Volvo’s design values in a smaller format. A long wheelbase, large wheels, and equal overhangs bring balance and refinement to the exterior. It’s distinctly electric, with a confident face, closed shield, and a digital rendition of the Thor’s Hammer headlights.


Battery tech that suits every user’s needs

The new EX30 will offer two battery variants from launch — a 51-kilowatt-hour lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) pack and a 69-kWh nickel-cobalt-manganese (NMC) variant, with the bigger option enabling a maximum driving range of 480km.

For drivers who spend most of their time in the city or tend to travel shorter distances between charges, Volvo Cars offers the Core grade, with a single-motor option with an LFP battery. The LFP standard-range battery, which uses lithium iron phosphate chemistry, is more cost-effective and less resource-intensive to produce, meaning it is the best option for those who don’t need maximum range

For maximum range, the EX30 Plus grade comes with an NMC extended-range battery, featuring lithium, nickel, manganese and cobalt, and produces its energy more efficiently than the LFP variant. This single-motor, extended-range option gives drivers a range of up to 480km between charges.

Finally, if performance is a top priority, there is the option of the Ultra Performance variant in which we pair the NMC battery with an additional second e-motor. This all-wheel drive variant of the EX30 provides 315kW (428hp) and takes you from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds – it’s officially Volvo’s fastest-accelerating car ever!

Another thing the EX30 does fast is charging. The extended-range Twin Motor variant has a DC charging capacity of up to 153kW, while the standard-range car has a capacity of 134kW. That means drivers can charge their battery from 10 to 80% in a little over 25 minutes. Through the car’s center display and app, you can set the amperage, maximum charging level, and when you want to start charging. 

Small in size, yet big on safety

The EX30 is designed to have the lowest carbon footprint of any Volvo car to date and represents an important step forward for Volvo Cars’ sustainability ambitions. By tackling emissions across the entire production and lifecycle, as well as a considerate use of materials inside and out, Volvo Cars has managed to reduce its total carbon footprint over 200,000 kms of driving to below 30 tonnes.

The EX30 is also designed to be as safe as users would expect from a Volvo and aims to look after both the driver and passengers in hectic urban environments. For example, it includes as standard a special safety feature for bikes that helps to prevent so-called ‘dooring’ accidents, by alerting when about to open a door in front of a cyclist, scooter or runner.

The EX30 contains state-of-the-art restraint technology, as well as top-notch structural design that fulfills ambitious in-house safety requirements – designed to prepare Volvo cars for various real-world scenarios.

The EX30 also aims to make a driver’s life more convenient, relaxing and enjoyable inside the car through cutting-edge tech and considerate Scandinavian interior design. Together with a contextual singlescreen User Interface (UX), with Google built-in and running the latest version of Volvo’s infotainment system on a 12.3” display, these features all reflect the hallmarks of true Volvo design.

The Volvo EX30 is the first car to include a new generation of the popular Park Pilot Assist feature. It can handle all types of parking spaces, including parallel, curved, perpendicular and diagonal fishbone-style, making parking in tight spaces a breeze.

As with any Volvo car, for the EX30 Volvo Cars has worked closely with tech partners such as Google, Apple and Qualcomm to deliver the best possible user experience. In tandem, working closely with ECARX through jointly owned HaleyTek software joint venture to deliver the best possible infotainment platform for all customers.


A sense of calm

Of course, the EX30 will also come with a digital key functionality which is both convenient for you and makes it easy to share the car with others. Built on the advanced UWB and CCC industry standards, Volvo’s technology will be compatible with a wide range of phone brands and models.

Finally, the Volvo EX30 also comes with a choice of five different ambient lighting themes. Each is inspired by a different Scandinavian landscape and subtly shifting in colour, adding a sense of calm to the interior.



The EX30 is available in four grades – Core, Plus, Ultra Performance, and Ultra Performance LE – with a starting price of QAR 142,900. It comes in five exterior color choices – Crystal White Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic, Vapour Grey, Moss Yellow, and Cloud Blue. Interior colour choices are inspired by Scandinavian nature, with four choices available, including Indigo, Pine, Breeze, and Mist.

In pursuit of enhancing accessibility and sustainability, Domasco Volvo is thrilled to unveil an unprecedented partnership with Commercial Bank. This groundbreaking collaboration aims to facilitate eco-conscious driving by introducing exclusive Green Loans for the state-of-the-art Volvo EX30 electric vehicle.

At an exceptional flat interest rate of 3.5%, this collaboration aligns with the CB Green Vehicle Loan initiative designed to support eco-friendly investments with attractive financing options for customers.

This includes a 3-Year / 60,000 KM service package, 5-Year or 105,000 KM extended warranty, a complimentary electric wall charger, and one year of registration, providing peace of mind and convenience to new owners.

Furthermore, to enhance the shopping experience, Domasco Volvo has launched the Volvo AR app, allowing customers to explore the EX30 from the comfort of their homes.

To celebrate the launch of the app, Domasco Volvo is running a social media campaign encouraging users to place an EX30 in front of prominent locations in Qatar using the app. The most engaging post will win a one-night stay at the Mondrian Hotel, Doha.

Volvo is exclusively distributed in Qatar by Doha Marketing Services Company (DOMASCO), a leading multi-brand company in Qatar, part of the Al-Futtaim Automotive group. Al-Futtaim Automotive is one of five divisions within the Al-Futtaim Group which provides quality products and services that enrich people’s lives and aspirations each and every day.


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