Volvo is moving forward with its plan to transition to all-electric vehicles with the debut of its EX90.
This latest EV is a seven-seater utility vehicle that can travel up to 300 miles when fully charged, setting a new standard compared to current EVs on the market. Volvo puts great emphasis on performance, with the EX90 producing 402 horsepower in the standard model, while the Twin Motor Performance version will reach 496 horsepower. The vehicle will also feature the inaugural Luminar Technologies Lidar system. Unlike cameras or radar alone, this cutting-edge light detection and ranging technology use light to produce high-resolution images that give a more precise perspective of the surroundings. Volvo is proud to be one of the first automotive companies to use this technology.
The larger battery also provides bi-directional charging capability, allowing the car to be used as a power source for multiple devices such as TVs, computers, and more.
Though a minimalistic gray design, Volvo still ensured that the interior was sleek, featuring a 14.5-inch center console screen that holds an information and entertainment Google system.
The EX90 is Volvo’s first electric vehicle built from the ground up and designed exclusively to run by charge. The XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge, while fully electric now, are updated versions of the company’s two prior gas-operated models.
Priced right under $80,000, the EX90 is available for reservation now with a $500 deposit. The SUVs are expected to be delivered by 2024, with the car manufacturer looking to go fully electric by 2030.
“The Volvo EX90 is the start of something new for Volvo Cars in many ways,” the company’s chief executive, Jim Rowan, gloated.