Volvo Unveils First Fully Electric Minivan with Luxurious Features
Volvo has introduced its initial totally electric minivan, which focuses on comfort and convenience. The brand describes the EM90 as a “living room on the move,” reflecting its comfy design. It’s not just for comfortable travel; Volvo also markets the EV as a suitable option for those who need a space to do work.
The EM90 is constructed with sound isolation and road noise cancellation technology, and Volvo asserts that dual chamber air suspension and silent tires will provide a smooth ride for the driver and passengers. This setup will allow travelers to fully experience the audio system with 21 Bowers & Wilkins speakers.
In addition to a 15.4-inch infotainment screen for the driver, there’s a roof-mounted 15.6-inch HD display to which users can project shows and films from their smartphones. With a compatible camera, the screen can also be used for video calls. The car’s 5G connectivity will be beneficial to business-minded individuals.
A variety of the EM90’s features can be voice-controlled, including the audio and interior lighting. According to Volvo, with a voice command or a simple switch, users can adjust the car’s screens, seats, windows, air conditioner, and lighting for multiple uses, such as a theater or meeting room, or even a bedroom setup for the rear seats.
The EM90 is based on the 009 from Zeekr, Volvo’s sister brand, as highlighted by Electrek. It features a 200 kW electric motor that can accelerate it from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds. Furthermore, the EV incorporates a 116 kWh battery (with bi-directional charging support) that Volvo claims can charge from 10 to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes.
Additionally, the EM90 boasts an impressive range, at least on paper. Volvo states that it can travel up to 738 km (459 miles) according to China’s CLTC testing cycle. Initially, the vehicle will only be available in China, with a starting price of around $114,000. It’s uncertain if or when the EV will be available in other markets.