Fully electric Volvo EX90: The start of a new era for Volvo Cars [70 Photos]

Vanja K.
Vanja K.
November 11, 2022
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Electric Cars
Fully electric Volvo EX90: The start of a new era for Volvo Cars [70 Photos]

The all-new Volvo EX90 is an all-electric seven-seater that encompasses all of Volvo’s standards in safety, design, and sustainability, delivering a large electric SUV catering to families, businessmen, and individuals who need a reliable & safe luxury EV to haul them around

Volvo promises to reveal one fully electric vehicle each year. It starts with the Volvo EX90, a fully electric seven-seating luxury vehicle that brings forth all the safety, luxury, and design traits of the Swedish car brand. It also offers a more sustainable lifestyle, as the brand aims to sell only electric vehicles by 2030 – one of the most ambitious electrification blueprints in the automotive industry and crucial to our ambition to be a climate-neutral company by 2040.

The vehicle will be built in two of Volvo’s most important markets: the United States and China. Furthermore, Volvo aims to make both of those two production facilities climate-neutral by the end of 2023., another impressive & well-worth goal by the carmaker, further solidifying their belief in sustainable living. In addition, the EX90 is a worty successor to the much-liked Volvo XC90, a great family hauler that we’ve all learned to like over the years here.

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Volvo EX90

With the EX90, the vehicle represents a new instant classic in Scandinavian design, utilizing the principle of form that follows function. It’s a versatile, stylish family car with modern proportions, combined with cutting-edge technology in core computing, connectivity, and electrification to optimize safety, efficiency, and aesthetics.

“The Volvo EX90 is a statement for where we are, and where we are going,” said Jim Rowan, our chief executive. “It’s fully electric with a range of up to 300 miles 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.”

Keeping you and your loved ones safe
The standard safety in the Volvo EX90 is also higher than any Volvo car before it. It’s designed to understand you and its surroundings to help keep you, your loved ones and others in traffic safe. It can also get smarter and safer over time, as it learns from new data and receives updates.

The Volvo EX90 has an invisible shield of safety enabled by our latest sensing technology, inside and outside. State-of-the art sensors like cameras, radars and lidar are connected to the car’s high-performance core computers, where NVIDIA DRIVE runs Volvo Cars’ in-house software to create a real-time, 360-degree view of the world.

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Volvo EX90

Our sensors don’t get tired or distracted. They are designed to respond and react when you’re just a fraction too late. Our lidar can sense the road in front of you, whether it’s day or night, also at highway speeds. It can see small objects hundreds of yards ahead, creating more time to inform, act and avoid. The sensors also contribute to improve the reliability and overall performance of our assisted driving function Pilot Assist, with a new steering support while changing lanes.

Inside, our invisible shield of safety also looks out for you. Special sensors and cameras, powered by our own in-house developed algorithms, gauge eye gaze concentration. The technology allows the Volvo EX90 to understand when you’re distracted, drowsy or otherwise inattentive, beyond what has been possible in a Volvo car to date.

It’ll alert you, first softly nudging, then more insistent. And if the unthinkable happens, and you fall asleep or are taken ill while driving, the Volvo EX90 is designed to safely stop and call for help.

Finally, thanks to the state-of-the-art sensor set including lidar, the Volvo EX90 is the first Volvo that’s hardware-ready for unsupervised driving in the future.

Technology with a purpose
A core system – powered by NVIDIA DRIVE AI platforms Xavier and Orin, Snapdragon® Cockpit Platforms from Qualcomm Technologies, and in-house developed software by Volvo engineers – runs most of the core functions inside the car, from safety and infotainment to battery management. The end result is a more responsive and enjoyable experience inside the car.

In other words, your Volvo EX90 won’t be just a new car, it will be a highly advanced computer on wheels. Even better, just like your smartphone or your laptop, the Volvo EX90 is designed to get better over time, thanks to regular over-the-air software updates.

By combining the state-of-the-art computing power from Snapdragon’ Cockpit Platforms with the visualization capabilities of Unreal Engine, the 3D tool developed by Epic Games and used to power some of the world’s largest games, to give you lightning-fast computing power and high-quality graphics on the in-car screens and head-up display.

A 14.5-inch center screen is your gateway to one of the best infotainment systems on offer, with Google built-in. Google apps and services including hands-free help from Google Assistant, Google Maps navigation and more of your favorite apps on Google Play all come built-in. The displays in the Volvo EX90 help you keep your eyes on the road by offering you the right information at the right time. The Volvo EX90 will also be compatible with wireless Apple CarPlay.

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Volvo EX90

Thanks to the standard 5G connection where available, it’s never been easier to install the apps you need on your home screen and enjoy highly intuitive navigation. You can also stream your favorite music through the new, reference-quality Bowers & Wilkins audio system featuring Dolby Atmos as a Volvo-first, plus headrest-integrated speakers for immersive sound.

The Volvo EX90 will also come with phone key technology as standard. Your smartphone serves as your car key and automatically unlocks the car and starts a personal welcoming sequence as you approach. Your personal profile will also be loaded automatically as you enter the car.

All of this technology comes together in one of the most pleasant and elegant car interiors on the market, full of natural and responsibly-sourced materials. That interior composition also reflects our sustainability ambitions, such as being a fully circular and climate-neutral company by 2040.

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Volvo EX90

Supporting a more sustainable lifestyle
With its brand new, in-house developed fully electric technology base, the Volvo EX90 is your perfect companion for a more sustainable family lifestyle. Expected to deliver up to 300 miles of tailpipe emission-free driving range on a single charge, it charges from 10 to 80 percent in about 30 minutes.

The initially available twin-motor all-wheel drive version is powered by a 111kWh battery and two permanent magnet electric motors together delivering in its performance version 370 kW (496 hp) and 671 lb. ft. of torque. In combination with the brand-new chassis, this creates a great and smooth driving experience.

The Volvo EX90 contains approximately 15 percent of recycled steel, and 25 percent of recycled aluminum as well as over 105 pounds of recycled plastics and bio-based materials, which corresponds to around 15 percent of the total plastic used in the car – the highest level of any Volvo car to date.

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Volvo EX90

Finally, the Volvo EX90 is our first car with all the necessary hardware to enable bi-directional charging. It’s a technology whereby you can use your car battery as an extra energy supply, for example to power your home, other electric devices or another electric Volvo car. We plan to make bi-directional charging available in the future, starting with selected markets.

Volvo EX90 in the United States
The 2024 Volvo EX90 is now available for pre-ordering in the United States. The 7-seater Volvo EX90 will be available well-equipped at under $80,000. Customers placing pre-orders will be asked to configure their cars in Fall 2023 and will receive prioritization when deliveries begin in early 2024. All Americas-bound Volvo EX90 models are expected to be built at our plant in Charleston (Ridgeville), South Carolina.

Please grab a detailed look at the all-new Volvo EX90 all-electric SUV in the media gallery below.

Source: Volvo Cars

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