The New, Fully Electric Volvo EX90: Start of a New Era for Volvo Cars
A true seven-seater, all-electric SUV that further raises standards in safety and sustainable lifestyle: the new Volvo EX90 represents the start of a new era for Volvo where a decisive course is set for a fully electric future.
Starting with the Volvo EX90, Volvo will reveal one new fully electric car each year. By 2030, they aim to sell only fully electric cars, one of the most ambitious electrification blueprints in the automotive industry and crucial to their ambition to be a climate-neutral company by 2040.
The new fully electric flagship Volvo SUV was revealed to the world in Stockholm this week, in honour of the company’s Swedish roots. And to reflect its global footprint as a company, the Volvo EX90 will be built in the USA starting next year and later, also in China. By then, the aim for the two production facilities is to be climate-neutral.
Watch the video of the full reveal here: volvoex90event.volvocars.com.
A new instant classic in Scandinavian design, the Volvo EX90 defines the principle of form following function. It’s a versatile, stylish family car with modern proportions, combined with cutting-edge technology in core computing, connectivity and electrification to optimise safety, efficiency and aesthetics.
The Volvo EX90 is a statement for where we are, and where we are going, says Volvo Chief Executive Jim Rowan.
The car is fully electric with a range of up to 600 kilometres on a single charge, designed to further raise safety standards, the first Volvo car to be truly defined by its software and part of a wider ecosystem, connecting to your home and other devices. The Volvo EX90 is the start of something new for Volvo Cars in many ways.
The standard safety in the Volvo EX90 is also higher than any Volvo car before it. It was designed to understand users and surroundings to help keep everyone 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 the 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.
The sensors don’t get tired or distracted. They are designed to respond and react when you are just a fraction too late. The lidar can sense the road in front of you, whether it’s day or night and also at highway speeds. It can see small objects hundreds of metres ahead, creating more time to inform, act and avoid. The sensors also contribute to improving the reliability and overall performance of assisted driving function Pilot Assist, with new steering support while changing lanes.
Inside, an invisible shield of safety also looks out for you. Special sensors and cameras, powered by in-house developed algorithms, gauge eye gaze concentration. The technology allows the EX90 to understand when you’re distracted, drowsy or otherwise inattentive, beyond what has been possible in a Volvo car to date.
It will 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.
A core system – powered by NVIDIA DRIVE platforms Xavier and Orin for safety systems and AI, Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon® Cockpit Platforms 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, the Volvo EX90 won’t be just a new car, it will be a highly advanced computer on wheels. Even better, just like a smartphone or laptop, the Volvo EX90 is designed to get better over time, thanks to regular over-the-air software updates.
A 15-inch centre screen will serve as the 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 favourite apps on Google Play, all come built-in. The displays in the Volvo EX90 will help keep your eyes on the road by offering the right information at the right time. The Volvo EX90 will also be compatible with wireless Apple CarPlay.
Thanks to the standard 5G connection where available, it’s never been easier to instal the apps you need on your home screen and enjoy highly intuitive navigation. You can stream your favourite music through the new, reference-quality Bowers & Wilkins audio system featuring Dolby Atmos as a Volvo-first, plus head rest-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 the company’s sustainability ambitions.
Supporting a sustainable lifestyle
With its brand new, in-house developed fully electric technology base, the Volvo EX90 is the perfect companion for a more sustainable family lifestyle. Delivering up to 600 kilometres of tailpipe emission-free driving range on a single charge according to the WLTP test cycle, it charges from 10% to 80% in under 30 minutes.
The initially available twin-motor all-wheel drive version is powered by a 111-kWh battery and two permanent magnet electric motors, together delivering 380 kW (517 hp) and 910 Nm of torque. In combination with the brand-new chassis, this creates a great and smooth driving experience.
The Volvo EX90 contains approximately 15% recycled steel, 25% recycled aluminium as well as 48 kilogrammes of recycled plastics and bio-based materials, which corresponds to around 15% of the total plastic used in the car – the highest level of any Volvo car to date.
Finally, the Volvo EX90 is Volvo’s 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 cars are distributed in Qatar by DOMASCO. Check out the Volvo showroom on Khalifa Street or call 4424 6860 to learn more. You can also visit their website at volvocarsqatar.qa for more information about the new, fully electric Volvo EX90.
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