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Flagship Electric 7-Seater Volvo EX90 Arrives

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Volvo EX90

Volvo Cars flagship 7-seater SUV has finally been introduced to the Irish motoring media. This all-electric seven-seater, SUV further raises our standards of safety and a more sustainable lifestyle. A 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.

Originally unveiled in Stockholm, the is the first time the EX90 has been showcased in Ireland. “The Volvo EX90 is the start of a new era for Volvo Cars, one that is rich in safety, sustainability, and human centric technology.”  Alan Cowley, Managing Director of Volvo Car Ireland said, speaking at the event. “We are thrilled to be showcasing our flagship SUV to motoring media this morning and look forward to seeing it on Irish roads later this year.”

The Volvo EX90 brings the number of fully electric models in the Volvo Car Ireland product portfolio to four, joining the EX30, and Volvo XC40 and C40 recently renamed to the EX40 and EC40 respectfully.  The EX90 is an important step to the all-electric future of Volvo Cars, which has an ambition to become a fully electric car maker by 2030. Last year 27% of total sales globally were fully electric cars. In Ireland, Volvo are getting even closer to their 2030 electrification target, last year 27% of total sales were fully electric cars.

The standard safety in the Volvo EX90 is higher than any Volvo car before it. It’s designed to understand you and its 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. Inside, the 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.

 A 14.5-inch centre 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 favourite 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.

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 EX90 is your 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 per cent 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 per cent of recycled steel, 25 per cent of recycled aluminium as well as 48 kilogrammes of recycled plastics and bio-based materials, which corresponds to around 15 per cent of the total plastic used in the car – the highest level of any Volvo car to date. Finally, the Volvo EX90 is the companies 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. Volvo have big plans to make bi-directional charging available in the future, starting with selected markets.

The EX90 starts at €117, 910, and is expected on Irish roads Q3, 2024.