After months of teases, Volvo pulled the curtain back on its new flagship electric vehicle, the 2024 EX90 SUV, a seven-seater luxury family-mover with 300 miles of range, and a whole slew of futuristic features.

Volvo says it will be able to transition to EV only sales by the year 2030. Volvo is increasing its reliance on technology to improve its reputation for safety. That technology is being supplied by a group of companies that aim to transform cars into computers.

Volvo is trying to transition to EV only sales.

The Concept Recharge was unveiled as a "manifesto" for Volvo's future. While the carriage doors were left on the cutting room floor, Volvo insists that the EX90 is a "new era" for it.

Volvo EX90 from the rear
The full-size luxury SUV will be Volvo’s new flagship.
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The inclusion of "90" is meant to evoke the popular full-size SUV that was named SUV of the Year by Motor Trend when it was first released.

The Polestar 3 SUV will be underpinned by the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA2), which is being built for theEX90 Polestar is a joint venture between Volvo and its Chinese parent. The two previous electric vehicles released in the US by Volvo are both built on the five-year-old Compact Modular Architecture.

The new architecture allows for a bigger battery, more powerful motors, and other improvements. The first version of the EX90 that will go on sale in 2023 will feature a dual-motor all-wheel drive system powered by a 111kWh battery and two permanent magnets.

Volvo EX90 recharging
The 111kWh battery can be recharged from zero to 80 percent in 30 minutes.
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Volvo EX90 front end
The EX90 will be the most technology-packed vehicle ever released by Volvo.
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A lidar sensor is mounted on the roof of the EX90's sensor array. The lidar, which stands for "light detection and ranging," will aid the driver in avoiding exterior obstacles, while two cameras inside the vehicle will monitor the driver's eye behavior to determine whether or not they are paying attention.

The EX90 can take action depending on the driver's attention.

The EX90 can take action depending on the driver's attention. The vehicle will issue a series of warnings if the driver is distracted and the cameras will pick up on it. If the driver doesn't respond, the vehicle will slow down and come to a full stop on the side of the road.

The high-powered laser sensor is an essential part of Volvo's quest to eliminate traffic deaths. The lidar of the EX90 will have a range of 250 meters with the ability to detect something as small and dark as a tire on a black road.

The first model to feature Volvo's new advanced driver- assist system, Ride Pilot, will be the EX90, which will enable the vehicle to drive itself without driver input. Ride Pilot won't require drivers to watch the road. Regulators in California will have to approve the feature as a subscription service.

The SUV will be powered by the Drive computing platform. Zenseact, a subsidiary of Volvo, developed the software that will power the Ride Pilot system. Zenseact's team in Sweden has worked with Florida-based Luminar on a full-stack automated driving software.

Volvo EX90 interior
The inside looks like an Ikea (in a good way).
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Volvo says that the EX90 will have the ability to power a customer's home. Customers in select markets will be able to use the car's battery to power their homes and portable devices.

Volvo promises that the in-car screens and head-up display will have high-quality graphics and light-fast computing power. Drivers need to pay attention to the road and hopefully not too high quality. On top of that, the EX90 will continue to operate with a variety of useful features, including voice-activated Google Assistant, native Google Maps, and other useful features.

The Unreal Engine will be used in Volvo's first vehicle. The graphics will be displayed on the vehicle's screen. Apple will also be available if you don't like it.

There aren't any buttons. It is not surprising given the lack of buttons and knobs in the current interior. The inside of the EX90 looks like it would work in an Ikea store. Clean lines and balanced proportions are what we see in many starter apartments. Volvo has been using these designs for a long time.

GIF of Volvo headlight blinking

The instrument cluster is smaller and has an animated screen that is not shaded from above. Another trend for instrument clusters is reflected in this floating screen. Most of the other digital gauge clusters are the same as Volvo's. Depending on the driving situation, a contextual bar will give the driver suggestions. When the car enters Ride Pilot, it will change.

It wouldn't be a Volvo if it didn't have some design choices. There is a resemblance between the Ioniq 5 and the hammer headlights. The squares reveal the beams beneath.