Motoring: Volvo could teach Tesla a thing or two about making great electric cars

The Swedish maker’s smallest and newest car is also its most desirable

The EX30 is a highly distinctive design, exuding style and class despite its relatively compact dimensions

The EX30 is a new electric car from Volvo, and also the smallest and most affordable model it makes. Its sub-€40,000 starting price is sure to grab the headlines, but somehow Volvo has managed to bring it to market without compromising on its core values including safety, technology and understated Swedish cool.

While the tempting price puts the EX30 into the crosshairs of buyers that wouldn’t previously have been able to afford a Volvo, it ...