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Volvo Begins Production of Fully Electric EX90 SUV

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This week, Volvo’s factory outside Charleston, South Carolina, began building the new electric flagship SUV, with the first

This week, Volvo’s factory outside Charleston, South Carolina, began building the new electric flagship SUV, with the first customer deliveries set for the second half of this year. The EX90 not only expands Volvo’s portfolio of fully electric cars but also marks a paradigm shift for the company. It is the first Volvo car powered by core computing technology, ushering in a new era of safety for the brand’s vehicles.

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, Volvo’s 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.”

Committed to South Carolina

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, with the capacity to build up to 150,000 cars per year.

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

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

Born Electric and Groundbreaking

The EX90 is based on Volvo’s next-generation, born-electric EV technology base, offering a fully electric range of up to 600 km. It 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 Scandinavian design principles, the EX90 offers modern proportions that optimize safety, efficiency, and aesthetics. With its true seven-seater configuration, it is a perfect companion for the entire family, full of space, versatility, and comfort.

The EX90 features 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 Volvo’s global engineering capabilities and reaffirms its position as a leader in the ongoing technology shift in the car industry.

SOURCE: Volvo

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