A (self) driving battery for seven
- WLTP range of up to 600 km
- Four-wheel drive
- Bidirectional charging
The successor to the popular XC90 is an all-electric model – and a revolutionary one at that. The innovative EX90 will have self-driving capabilities and is able to supply power to your household.
A brand new 'electric only' platform
The new Swedish premium SUV for seven ushers in a new era for Volvo. The EX90 sits on a brand new 'electric only' platform and is managed by a particularly advanced operating system. It opens the door to unseen features, which can be constantly improved and expanded thanks to over-the-air updates.
For example, the car's active safety systems are controlled by high-performance, self-learning software that forms a detailed picture of the environment thanks to a comprehensive suite of sensors, radars, cameras and even LiDAR - a first. Eventually, the EX90 should be able to drive without driver supervision.
Every EX90 features two electric motors and all-wheel drive. The Twin Motor peaks at 300 kW and 770 Nm - enough to accelerate from zero to one hundred kph in 5.9 seconds. Still don't think that's fast enough? Then opt for the Twin Motor Performance with 380 kW and 910 Nm: it improves the sprint time by a full second. Top speed is limited to 180 km/h in each case.
The motors are powered by a hefty battery with a net capacity of 107 kWh. It should enable the EX90 Twin Motor to drive 600 kilometres on a single charge. With 590 kilometres, the Performance model is nearly as efficient. On a fast charger, this Volvo can take 250 kW to boost its charge status from 10 to 80 per cent in half an hour. If you use a wallbox or a regular charging point with three-phase alternating current, you can charge with up to 11 kW, so you should count on 11 hours from empty to completely full.
The design of the new large SUV is unmistakably Volvo, yet quite innovative. The biggest change is undoubtedly inside, where the dashboard with sleek horizontal lines is interrupted by a strikingly large vertical tablet in the middle, à la Tesla. It runs on Android Automotive and should be a paragon of ease of operation. The 5G connectivity provides lightning-fast access to various Google apps and services, such as Google Assistant and Google Maps navigation with real-time information on charge point availability.
Incidentally, the Volvo EX90 will be one of the first EVs in Europe that can charge bidirectionally. In other words, the electricity in the car's battery can also be used to power your household. It is even possible to sell power in your EX90’s battery back to the grid. Ideally, you charge the battery with grid power when it is abundant and therefore cheap, or with your own solar panels. If you need power at home, you can get it directly from your EX90's battery.
Order books for the Volvo EX90 will open soon, but first deliveries will not take place before 2024.