Volvo has taken off the wraps of its all-new, all-electric EX90 which heralds the first of many steps to becoming an electric-only car maker by 2030. The EX90 will sit alongside the current fossil-fueled XC90 the latter will be making a transition into a PHEV-only model eventually going on to become extinct/obsolete by 2030. As for the EX90’s exterior design, Volvo has played it conservatively sleek.
The EX90 clearly echos the styling direction of the current generation XC60. Volvo will initially offer two versions, each will be powered by a 107kWh battery pack offering a claimed range of 373 miles. As standard, Lidar-guided hardware will provide the eyes and ears of Volvo’s autonomous driving technology.
The EX90 will have fast charging capability taking 30 minutes to recharge from 10 to 80 percent. Dual-electric motors will offer AWD, the entry-level model will output 408 hp and 770 Nm (568 lb-ft) of torque. The flagship performance model gets 510 hp (517 PS) and 910 Nm (671 lb-ft).
Despite weighing nearly three tonnes unladen, the XE90 performance variant is capable of delivering 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds.
The interior follows Volvo’s current design language and cues but is even more minimalist and much more modern as a result. A giant 14.5-inch vertical touchscreen replaces physical buttons, the exception being the drive selector which is configured to be a round dial as opposed to an obtrusive, not required, gear stick.
The infotainment touchscreen is complimented by a 10-inch digital driver’s binnacle. Volvo’s infotainment system is essentially a “skin” running off Google’s Android Auto software. The seating and cabin are trimmed in wool-hybrid and sustainable/recycled materials. High-grade synthetic leather will also be offered. The Volvo EX90 is due to go on sale in the UK in mid-2024 priced from around £96,000.