The Volvo EX90 Is The Start Of Volvo's Completely Electric Future

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

The fully-electric seven-seat flagship is the kickoff for a new era of Volvo.

Officially unveiled in Stockholm, Sweden, the Volvo EX90 is a seven-passenger electric SUV that Volvo says “represents the start of a new era for (Volvo) in which we set a decisive course for a fully electric future.” The EX90 will fully take the place of the XC90, making the start of the brand’s full transition to EV. From here on out, every Volvo production vehicle will be electric only, with the brand only selling EVs by 2030.

Volvo EX90

Inspired by the Volvo Concept Recharge of a short while ago, the production-intent EX90 isn’t as streamlined as the concept. The suicide doors are gone, and the roofline is higher, but the EX90 but the crossover still manages to look sleek, and clean. Volvo calls the EX90 a “new, instant classic in Scandanavian Design.”

Inside, the EX90’s interior is simple, with two screens housing the vehicle’s main functions. The 14.5-inch center screen has Google built-in, granting access to voice-activated Google Assistant, or Google Maps, which is natively built into the infotainment. More apps can be downloaded and installed directly to the car via the EX90’s standard 5G connection.

Volvo EX90

Volvo’s invisible shield of safety is supposed to be the most advanced set of driver safety systems the brand has ever put in a production car. The EX90 is chock full of sensors, and even uses lidar to create a picture of the world the vehicle is moving through. Volvo says that the EX90 will be able to see objects on the road hundreds of meters away, allowing the car to predict, react, respond, and pick up the slack, stepping in within a fraction of a second to protect the driver. “Our sensors don’t get tired or distracted,” said Volvo.

The EX90 will initially be available with a twin-motor, AWD setup producing 517 horsepower, and 671 ft/lbs of torque. Those motors are fed by a 111-kilowatt-hour battery, good for a range of up to 600 kilometers (372 miles), according to Volvo.

The EX90 will be made in both the U.S. and. China.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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