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Volvo Car Gent EX30

Volvo Cars has announced that it will produce its new small electric SUV, the EX30, at its plant in Ghent, Flanders. The decision is part of the company’s global strategy to increase its production capacity for electric vehicles and meet the growing demand for sustainable mobility.

Ghent plant to produce third electric model

The EX30 will be the third electric model to be built in Ghent, after the XC40 Recharge and the C40 Recharge. The plant, which employs over 7,000 people, is one of Volvo Cars’ largest and most modern facilities in the world. It has recently undergone a major transformation to accommodate the production of electric vehicles, including the installation of a new battery assembly line.

By building the EX30 in Ghent, we can make a significant contribution to the company’s growth ambitions and the goal to be fully electric by 2030. This additional model further strengthens our position within Volvo Cars, and ensures that our plant remains an indispensable part of Volvo’s global production network for the coming years.
Stefan Fesser
Plant manager, Volvo Car Gent
Stefan Fesser plant manager Volvo Car Gent

Flanders: a hotspot for the automotive industry

Flanders is a prime location for the automotive industry, offering a strategic position in the heart of Europe, a highly skilled and multilingual workforce, a strong innovation ecosystem, and a supportive government. The region is home to several leading global players in the automotive sector, such as Volvo Trucks, Audi and AGP eGlass as well as numerous suppliers and research centers.

Want to know more?

If you are interested in learning more about why Volvo Cars chose Flanders, you can watch this video testimonial from the company. You will discover how Flanders helped Volvo Cars achieve its goals and how the region can help your company too. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading carmakers and see for yourself why Flanders is the place to be for the automotive industry.

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