constructor Volvo Commercialization of electric vehicles began with the XC40 Recharge models last year and the C40 Recharge earlier this year. The Swedish manufacturer’s next salvo under China will be the Volvo EX90, a new electric car that is supposed to be the successor to the XC90, the flagship SUV in the range.
Although the official presentation of the car will take place a little later, on November 9, Volvo has just confirmed the arrival of the model by releasing some interesting information. First, Volvo is going to focus on safety, a credo that has served it well for years. During an online conference call, Jim Rowan, Volvo’s executive chef for just a few months, noted that the new Volvo EX90 There will be a level of safety unmatched by the Volvo range.
The heart of the security system is LIDAR
The car will be covered with technologies to ensure the safety of passengers; From the lot, 8 cameras, 5 radars, 16 ultrasonic sensors and this type of system LIDAR (light exposure and range). The goal is to reduce fatal collisions by 20% and injury cases by 9%, representing millions of collisions avoided worldwide. All of these components will work together to create a 360-degree safety net around the vehicle in real time.
At the heart of the security system is a roof-integrated LIDAR that monitors the road day and night, in addition to detecting pedestrians at a distance of more than 250 meters and even small objects such as a tire at a distance of 120 meters. .
The Volvo EX90 will also be able to monitor the driver using a series of sensors that will check their level of fatigue and concentration. It will be able to warn the driver if he ever falls asleep at the wheel and can even immobilize the vehicle in case of discomfort. Other sensors will be able to alert the driver if passengers or small children are left behind, incidents that unfortunately still happen today, according to Volvo.
In terms of styling, the model should be strongly inspired by the Recharge concept presented in 2021, so it will receive a design quite similar to the brand’s first two electrified cars.
Even if the car eventually replaces the Volvo XC90, it’s quite possible that it’ll be a coexistence for a few years. Volvo also announced an update for the current generation, noting that buyers still need petrol, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.
The Volvo EX90 is expected to go on sale in late 2023 and will be offered in the 2024 model year. It will be assembled at Volvo’s plant located in South Carolina, with further details to be announced before the official launch.
Overview of RPM
Volvo is slowly but surely implementing its electrification plan, with the Volvo EX90 being the next model to be offered. We’ll know more over the next few weeks, but we’re hoping to be blown away by the specs and, above all, that Volvo will be able to master all of this technology.
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