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Almost half of Volvo Australia’s August sales were pure EV, over 800 pre-orders for new EX30


Volvo is well on its way to delivering electric-only models by 2026, with nearly half of its August sales being pure electric variants

Volvo Car Australia is continuing to help lead the way with electric vehicles, having had a successful August on track for its 2026 EV-only target. 

The company said that 49 percent of all its sales in August were for pure electric models, and that over the past 12 months, the brand had a 46 percent increase in total sales volume. 

Volvo is aiming to achieve a double-digit sales growth by the end of 2023, with over 8000 cars sold so far in the year. 

2023 Volvo EX30 top down front 3/4 static
The incoming Volvo EX30

Stephen Connor, Volvo Car Australia’s managing director, said that “we’ve delivered close to 3000 fully electric SUVs in the first eight months of 2023, which is an outstanding result in a very competitive environment”. 

EX30 on track for success

According to its importer, Volvo’s next model, the EX30 small SUV, has already received over 800 pre-orders locally. 

2023 Volvo EX30 rear 3/4 static on road
Volvo has gained more than 800 pre-orders so far in Australia for the EX30

The new model is set to arrive in Australia in the first quarter of 2024 with pure electric power only. 

Starting from $59,990 before on-road costs, the Volvo EX30 will use a 69kWh battery pack, with the single motor entry variant producing 200kW/343Nm

A high-performance dual-motor variant will also be available, producing 315kW/543Nm

2023 Volvo EX30 interior wheel and screen
Inside the upcoming Volvo EX30

Estimated electric battery range will be 480km (WLTP) for the single motor, and 460km for the dual motor. 

The EX30 will likely compete with other EVs such as the BYD Atto 3, Tesla Model Y and the Mercedes-Benz EQB

Good supply of Volvos going forward, EX90 closing in on first 100 pre-orders 

2024 Volvo EX90 Excellence rear 3/4
The Volvo EX90 is coming to Australia late in 2024

If you’re after a new Volvo, the chances are high that you’ll be able to secure one quickly.

A spokesperson for Volvo Car Australia told Chasing Cars that “the stock situation has improved significantly. 

2024 Volvo EX90 Excellence rear seat config
The Volvo EX90 has had close to 100 pre-orders locally

“The majority of our retail network now have stock on hand and we have enough vehicles coming through the system to satisfy ‘immediate’ demand”. 

Soon, Volvo will launch both its EX30 small electric SUV and EX90 large electric SUV in Australia, the latter of which has already gained close to 100 pre-orders. The EX90 is scheduled to land in Australia late in 2024.