Volvo Cars starts production of fully electric EX90 SUV

The EX90, which has a range of 600km, not only expands its portfolio of fully electric cars but also represents a paradigm shift for the company as it is the first Volvo car powered by core computing technology.

Volvo Cars at its plant outside Charleston, South Carolina has commenced production of new electric flagship SUV, the EX90. The first customer deliveries are scheduled for the second half of this year.

The EX90 not only expands their portfolio of fully electric cars, but also represents a paradigm shift for the company as it is the first Volvo car powered by core computing technology – a technology that enables a new era of safety for our cars.

The first customer-bound EX90 that rolled off the Charleston line was a striking model painted in Denim Blue, destined for a customer in the United States later this year.

“The fully electric Volvo EX90 is the start of a new era for Volvo Cars – a new era for safety, sustainability and human-centric technology,” says Jim Rowan, our chief executive. “The EX90 is proudly manufactured in the USA and reflects our long-term commitment to our people in South Carolina and the broader US market.”

Volvo Cars’ first manufacturing plant in the United States opened in the summer of 2018 just outside Charleston, one of the oldest and most storied cities in the country. Today, the Charleston plant produces the EX90 and the S60 sedan, and it has the capacity to build up to 150,000 cars per year.

In recent years, we have made extensive investments in the facility. The body shop and paint shop have been renewed and expanded significantly, while the plant now also has a state-of-the-art battery pack production line.

With these investments, the US production facility is well-prepared for this new era in its still young history and reflects our long-term commitment to South Carolina and the United States where Volvo Cars operates since almost 70 years through a robust network of 281 dealerships across 47 States.

The EX90 is based on Volvo’s next generation, born-electric EV technology base, with a fully electric range of up to 600 km. The EX90 is designed to be the safest Volvo car to date, powered by next-generation passive and active safety technology and software informed by a broad suite of sensors.

Rooted in Volvo’s Scandinavian design principles, the EX90 offers modern proportions that optimise safety, efficiency and aesthetics. Thanks to its true seven-seater configuration, it is a perfect companion for the entire family, full of space, versatility and comfort.

The EX90 comes with a powerful core system, is always connected and can be improved over time through software updates. These updates are delivered by Volvo’s software engineers, enabled by AI and informed by real-time data collection. The EX90 is a testament to its global engineering capabilities and reaffirms its position as a leader in the ongoing technology shift in the car industry.