The new Volvo EX90 - the first fully electric, seven-seater SUV.
All-electric SUV for seven passengers pushes safety standards to another level and brings a more sustainable lifestyle: the new Volvo EX90 embodies the start of a new era for premium car producers, of fully electric mobility. Starting with the EX90, Volvo plans to reveal one new fully electric car each year, to sell only fully electric cars by 2030, which is one of the most ambitious electrification roadmaps in the automotive industry, and crucial to the Swedish brand's ambition to be a climate-neutral by 2040.
Swedish company revealed its fully electric flagship SUV to the world in downtown Stockholm, reflecting its Swedish roots. At the same time, reflecting its global footprint as a company, the Volvo EX90 would be built in the USA starting in 2023 and later also in China. By then, Volvo aims for those two production facilities to be climate-neutral. 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 optimize safety, efficiency, and aesthetics.
The standard safety in the Volvo EX90 is also higher than any Volvo car before it. It’s designed to understand you and your 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.
Sensors don’t get tired or distracted. They are designed to respond and react when you’re just a fraction too late. Our lidar, delivered by Luminar, 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 meters ahead, creating more time to inform, act and avoid. The sensors also contribute to improving the reliability and overall performance of our assisted driving function Pilot Assist, with 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.
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. 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 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 our sustainability ambitions, such as being a fully circular and climate-neutral company by 2040.
With its brand new, in-house developed fully electric technology base, the Volvo EX90 is your perfect companion for a more sustainable family lifestyle. Delivering up to 600 kilometers of tailpipe emission-free driving range on a single charge, according to the WLTP test cycle, it charges from 10 to 80 percent in around 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 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 percent of recycled steel, 25 percent of recycled aluminum as well as 48 kilograms 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. 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.