Volvo Unveils EX90 Electric SUV with 300 Miles of Range
Volvo has unveiled on Wednesday what it calls its flagship SUV, the seven-seater, fully-electric EX90 with NVIDIA Drive, Luminar lidar support, a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and more.
The Volvo EX90 offers up to 600 kilometers (372.8 miles) per charge with its dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version, as validated by the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Other variants of the vehicle will include differing preliminary range estimates. Volvo also says that the EX90 can charge from 10 to 80 percent in under 30 minutes.
“The Volvo EX90 is a statement for where we are, and where we are going,” said Jim Rowan, our chief executive, in a statement to Tesla North. “It’s fully electric with a range of up to 600 kilometres on a single charge, designed to further raise our safety standards, the first Volvo car to be truly defined by its software and part of a wider ecosystem, connecting to your home and your other devices. The Volvo EX90 is the start of something new for Volvo Cars in many ways.”
At first, Volvo only plans to launch the EX90 with a 111-kilowatt-hour battery offering 380 kW, 517 hp and 910 Nm of torque.
The EX90 will also be equipped with bi-directional charging, so drivers can safely send power back to the grid, homes or other hardware needing a charge. While it won’t be available immediately, Volvo says it plans to make the feature available in the future, beginning with select markets.
The electric SUV is also set to include a 14.5-inch center console screen and a digital odometer interface and a workstation for the driver behind the steering wheel. Supported will be Apple CarPlay and Google apps and services built-in, along with a phone key.
Volvo plans to reveal one electric vehicle (EV) each year following the SUV’s release. The news also supports Volvo’s plans to shift to an all-electric, online-only sales model by 2030.
The new EX90 will be made at the Ridgeville, South Carolina plant for the U.S.; this is the same plant where the Polestar 3 will be produced. The EX90 is expected to hit dealerships in early 2024, with pre-orders available now and final pricing set for fall of 2023. Volvo is mum on exact pricing, only saying a well-equipped car will cost under $80,000 USD.