The Volvo EX30 is expected to make between 15% to 20% gross profit margin. The all-electric small SUV is also expected to reach price parity with fossil fuel vehicles like the Tesla Model 3.
“It’s the overall product balancing that we’ve done — cost reductions, shared platform, and sourcing that gets us there,” The Head of Volvo’s small car programs, Akhil Krishnan, told Automotive News.
“We’ll make better margins on this car than we do on … the XC40 BEV and the C40,” added Volvo’s Chief Commercial Officer Björn Annwall said at the EX30 launch event in Milan last week. “We’re not doing this just for fun.”
The European automaker unveiled the Volvo EX30 SUV in Milan, Italy, on June 07, 2023. The Volvo EX30 small SUV is already available for pre-order in the United States with a starting price of $34,950 MSRP. Unfortunately, the small electric SUV will not fully take advantage of the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) EV tax incentives because it is made in China.
Still, Volvo has high hopes for the Volvo EX30. The premium car maker believes the small electric SUV might become Volvo’s best-selling car, considering its starting price and top-notch design. Annwall thinks the Volvo EX30 brings an electric vehicle that brings the company closer to price parity with fossil fuel cars—even without IRA incentives.
A new wave of electric vehicles is set to launch in the market, and there is a common theme among them all—small and affordable. Volkswagen, for example, launched the ID.2 small hatchback with a starting price of ($26,464.50). Tesla is expected to unveil its $25,000 compact car soon as well.
Price parity with internal combustion engine vehicles is the next goalpost for the electric vehicle market. The Tesla Model 3 has reached price parity already with help from IRA incentives. In California, the Tesla Model 3 became cheaper than the Toyota Camry.