Volvo EM90 MPV unveiled, with up to 738km range between charges

  • The Volvo EM90, the brand’s all-electric premium MPV, was unveiled by the company today.
  • Volvo has described the interior as a ‘Scandinavian living room’ on wheels.
  • The car will only be available in China at launch, with a starting price of 818,000RMB (£92,000) – at least for now.

Volvo’s EM90 premium MPV has been uncovered today, after a live reveal in China. The three row, six-seater EV has been described as a relaxing space to let the hours fly by on long journeys, with a multitude of entertainment and luxury features. This includes a full-length panoramic glass roof to light up the cabin, TV screens that flip down from the roof, and pop-up tables for passengers. All six lounge seats also have a massage function. These features combined could put it in the running for one of the best luxury EVs.

The car is the first MPV we’ve seen from Volvo, and is certainly distinctive from other models in its lineup. However, the front headlight design, along with an illuminated badge, still makes it unmistakably a Volvo.

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The battery performance of the EM90 is particularly impressive too, with a claimed range of up to 738km (458 miles) between charges. Meanwhile, it can be recharged from 10 to 80% in under 30 minutes.

Like every Volvo model that has come before, safety remains at the forefront of the EM90. Split front A pillars reduce blind spots without compromising the strength of the body shell, whilst every passenger position is covered by airbags. Plus, advanced driver assistance features should stop you from getting into a crash in the first place. On the move, the air-filter will remove 95% of PM2.5 pollutants – the ones that are still at dangerous levels in many cities and towns around the world.

During the unveiling, Volvo Cars CEO Jim Rowan mentioned that the EM90 is “coming to China first” – but did not elaborate on this. Luxury MPVs are a particularly popular choice in China specifically, but similar premium MPVs like the Lexus LM have managed to make their way to other markets such as Europe. The presentation once again reaffirmed that the company is on track to have a fully-electric portfolio by just 2030, with this model being part of its all-electric future.

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