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Volvo teases Tesla-like single-screen interface for EX30 EV

The Volvo EX30 compact crossover EV gained’t simply be smaller. It should even be vastly extra simplified in its interface, Volvo revealed Wednesday. 

With no separate gauge cluster, the EX30 will, just like the Tesla Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y, shift all shows to a single display screen. On it, velocity and charging ranges will probably be among the many items of knowledge close to the highest, whereas navigation, media, and different controls will probably be under, with a “contextual bar” serving to the driving force see essential objects. 

Volvo EX30 interior and interface

Volvo EX30 inside and interface

As if that doesn’t sound easy sufficient already, the display screen will supply a “calm” view that strips out all however very important data—and helps with evening drives, Volvo says. It made no point out of a supplementary head-up show. 

Like in different fashions from the model, the display screen system is constructed round Google, however Volvo says it is going to be the primary of its fashions to supply wi-fi Apple CarPlay. 

Fewer screens permits a sense of spaciousness, it says, with a selection from 4 totally different inside themes, together with one utilizing recycled denim. Storage will embrace a sliding heart console with a decrease tunnel permitting an area for smaller objects. Rear riders get a slide-out storage field. 

One of the vital noteworthy options is a soundbar for the Harman Kardon audio system, that features a number of audio system and spans the complete width of the realm below the windshield. Volvo says there’s no want for door audio system, which frees up house for extra storage. 

Volvo EX30 interior storage

Volvo EX30 inside storage

The EX30 follows Volvo’s new nomenclature for SUVs, as began with the upcoming EX90 SUV that will probably be made within the U.S. beginning subsequent yr, contemplating a latest manufacturing delay. Volvo has stated that the EX30 could have the lowest carbon footprint of any manufacturing Volvo thus far—with elevated recycled supplies and renewable manufacturing power contributing to a 25% discount in lifecycle carbon emissions versus the C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge EVs

These fashions boast improved effectivity for 2024 partly because of a brand new Volvo-designed-and-built rear motor system, accompanying a brand new emphasis on rear-wheel drive and, in some variations, up to date battery cells. It hasn’t revealed what altogether powers the EX30, however a report instructed that internationally there will probably be two battery pack selections, together with a 51-kwh LFP pack or a 69-kwh NMC pack. 

Volvo has already confirmed that this mannequin will probably be absolutely revealed June 7, will probably be U.S.-bound, and will probably be accessible that very same day for U.S. reservations. 

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