Volvo’s all-electric SUV, the EX30, has encountered some software issues that have forced the Swedish automaker to delay deliveries in Europe.
According to a report from Automotive News, Volvo has confirmed that the delay results from the EX30’s software version 1.2 failure to meet all necessary requirements for release, including crucial Google certifications and updates. As the software plays central role in the vehicle’s operation—powering everything from navigation to entertainment systems—the fix cannot be applied through an over-the-air (OTA) update.
Instead, affected vehicles must be serviced at dealerships, where the software update is manually installed.
Despite these challenges, Volvo remains optimistic, with a spokesperson indicating that the issues have been largely resolved, and that the company “look[s] forward to rapidly scaling up EX30 deliveries.” The fix is expected to be released to Volvo dealers on Tuesday.
The Canadian version of the Volvo EX30 qualifies for the iZEV rebate. The lineup begins with the EX30 Core model, which features a rear-wheel drive (RWD) system powered by a single motor, with an estimated range of 442 km (275 miles). Volvo states that the 69kWh battery is capable of fast charging at 175 kW, which enables it to charge from 10% to 80% in approximately 27 minutes. Starting at C$53,700, the Core model includes feature such as a heated steering wheel and front seats. Additionally, the vehicle also comes with a suite of advanced driver assistance systems.
Volvo also offers Plus and Ultra trims with the Single Motor Extended Range, as well as Twin Motor Performance models, priced all the way up to C$62,100.
This hiccup is not Volvo’s first encounter with software issues in its EV lineup; the EX90, another electric SUV, faced similar challenges.