- Volvo S90 EV will be the automaker’s fourth born electric SUV.
- It is expected to go into production in May 2024.
- The electric sedan will offer a driving range of 600km.
Volvo’s all-electric S90 sedan is set to make its debut next year. The automaker had kept a tight lid on the battery and engine specs of the electric sedan, but new details about the car have now emerged from an internal leak within the company. The sedan has been internally codenamed as V551. Upon launch, it is expected to take the ‘ES90’ moniker. It will share its platform with EX90 SUV which broke cover in 2022.
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Volvo S90 EV: Here’s what the leak suggests
The all-electric Volvo S90 will be underpinned by the automaker’s SPA2 platform. The EX90 SUV also makes use of this platform. The S90 EV will stand at dimensions of 4,999mm x 1,547mm x 1,945mm. The sedan will have a wheelbase of 3,100mm. The leaks also reveal that Volvo will offer single-motor and dual-motor options for the electric sedan. The former will be a Rear-Wheel Drive while the latter will sport an All-Wheel Drive configuration. A 111kWh battery will power the S90 EV. The driving range of this battery pack is said to be 600km. This is the same battery pack as the one on the EX90.
The all-electric Volvo S90 is being manufactured by the automaker’s parent company, Geely, in China. The leak emerged from Geely’s board. The S90 could also share some attributes with Geely’s Galaxy E8 and Zeekr 7 sedans. It could also get EX90’s powertrain. The two engine variants of the SUV put out 408hp, 770Nm and 517hp, 910Nm respectively.
Not much is known about the Volvo S90 EV’s features so far. It is expected a lot of the tech that is found on the EX90. The electric SUV gets a 14.5-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, Bowers & Wilkins audio system, and phone key technology. Safety features include Pilot Assist system, lane assist, autonomous driving (under certain conditions), and driver drowsiness alert. The EX90 makes use of a LIDAR scanner for a lot of its safety features.
The Volvo S90 EV is expected to go into production in May 2024. The automaker will reveal the electric sedan in late 2024 followed by a release in 2025. It will be the fourth purely electric offering from the automaker, following EX30, EX90, and EM90. It remains to be seen if it will be launched in India. If launched, it will rival the Mercedes EQE sedan and BMW i5.