We won’t see any of Volvo’s newest all-electric crossovers for another 18 months. But if the new 2024 EX90 should be a prelude to what we can expect from future Volvo EV crossovers and wagons, and we’re not complaining. That means spartan, modern interiors, super-powerful electric motors, clean styling, and new safety features. For several weeks we’ve been seeing drops and drops of information from Volvo about the new EX90, but now we know the details of this latest crossover from Volvo.
The basics about the new 2024 Volvo EX90
The most striking feature of the new Volvo EX90 SUV isn’t the exterior, it looks very much like an evolution of Volvo’s current crossover cars and trucks. it’s the interior Volvo took a page from Tesla’s playbook and attached a giant 14.5-inch screen in the center of the dash, and a digital driver’s group, and added a heating vent along the dash. It’s all very spartan, but it looks luxurious like an Eames chair looks luxurious.
But, check out those headlights that seem to glow like Thor’s hammer when cranking. Like the current EX90 Recharge, it’s a three-row SUV.
Volvo expects the new 2024 EX90 to have a range of up to 300 miles on a charge, putting it close to the competition, such as Cadillac’s 312 miles of range in the new Lyriq and the 246 miles the Porsche Taycan can achieve. With a fast charger, you can charge the batteries from 10% to 80% in 30 minutes. Initially, it will have sports car numbers, with 496 horsepower delivered by two permanent magnet motors. Speaking of charging, it will come with bi-directional charging capability, so if you want to power something else, like your house or an entire campsite, you can.
Since it’s a Volvo car, safety is paramount.
Volvo, especially in the US, is known for making cars and SUVs that take safety seriously. The EX90 uses dozens (hundreds?) of sensors to understand your surroundings and you, the driver, as well as your passengers. The crossover comes with cameras, radar, LiDAR and more connected to what it calls NVIDIA DRIVE. The new sensors can see small objects hundreds of meters ahead and can alert you to even small obstacles.
The idea is to help you stay alert by first giving it a little nudge and then escalating the alerts. It can even stop on its own if you fall asleep at the wheel. It also uses technology to learn while driving so it’s not too intrusive. According to gadgetit’s the safest Volvo out there.
It is part of Volvo’s long-term strategy.
Volvo has promised that it will sell only fully electric cars and SUVs by 2030. That means no more petrol engines and no more hybrids. To get there, though, the company will have to introduce (at least) one new all-electric vehicle every year.
This is also part of Volvo’s overall plan to be completely climate neutral by 2040. To that end, the new 2024 Volvo EX90 will contain approximately 15 percent recycled steel, 25 pounds of recycled aluminum and 105 units of recycled plastic.
How much does a new 2024 Volvo EX90 cost?
The new Volvo EX90 2024 will not be cheap. This is, after all, Volvo’s top-of-the-line electric vehicle (for now) and the company says it will start “for under $80,000.” You can pre-order today, but you can’t set one up today. Instead, you’ll be able to do so in the fall of next year and get your car in 2024. Interestingly, Volvo says all EX90s are expected to come from its Charleston, South Carolina plant.