EX90, VOLVO’S FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE
Volvo is entering the electrification era with the EX90, an SUV that can seat up to seven passengers. Unveiled in Stockholm in early November, the EX90 reflects the automaker’s DNA and the principle that form follows function.
“As the first Volvo vehicle to be truly defined by its software and part of a broader ecosystem that connects to your home and other devices, the EX90 marks the beginning of something new for Volvo Cars,” said CEO Jim Rowan.
Advanced technologies and safety systems are standard in the EX90. Cameras, radar and lidar “are connected to the car’s central computers, where NVIDIA DRIVE runs Volvo Cars’ in-house software to create a 360-degree view of the world in real time,” providing an invisible safety shield, inside and out.
The initial version, equipped with two engines that send the 517 horsepower to all four wheels, will be powered by a 111 kWh battery and promises up to 600 kilometres of range, according to the WLTP test cycle.
The EX90 will first be manufactured in the U.S. starting next year and later also in China.
The Swedish automaker is committed to unveiling a new EV every year until the complete electrification of its lineup in 2030 and aims to be carbon neutral by 2040.