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A multi-purpose electric vehicle with a range of up to 740 kilometers

A multi-purpose electric vehicle with a range of up to 740 kilometers

In Europe, you should look for SUVs with a sunglass according to the traditional recipe. Electric MPVs are even rarer. Volkswagen supplies the ID Buzz electric car, and with this car it gets rid of the concept of the classic space giants of the past, although the ID model is also a passenger car version of a commercial vehicle. In the United States and many Asian countries, there are a lot of options when it comes to SUVs, especially in China. Many manufacturers even offer electric MPVs there. Today Volvo comes with such a model. This is the electric Volvo EM90, which is a multi-purpose vehicle – unfortunately? – He does not come to Europe.

Zeekr 009 of which the Volvo EM90 is a sister model.

The Volvo EM90 is actually Volvo’s version of the 009, an electric MPV from sister brand Zeekr. Volvo markets the EM90 as one premium mpv, A car in which, according to the brand, you should be able to relax and “[…] You can spend time with your loved ones.” So the EM90 must above all make its passengers feel at home. There are no sporting aspirations for the EM90. So space, comfort and a homely atmosphere were at the top of the list of priorities during the development of the car.

Volvo M90

Volvo M90

In profile, the Volvo EM90 is very similar to its sister model from the Zeekr. Just look out the window. Parent company Geely Volvo has given the EM90 a typical Volvo fascia that forges family ties with cars like the EX30 and EX90. We see Volvo’s signature, segmented LED lighting filled with “Thor Hammer” headlights and a really huge enclosed panel with a huge Volvo logo on it. This panel – which should resemble a grid – is interspersed with LEDs. Even the Volvo logo is illuminated. The hips are also different from those of the Zeekr 009, although you can see parts of that car in the shape of the taillights. As with the EX30 and EX90, part of the headlights recess into the window pillars. Difference with 009

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Volvo M90

Volvo M90

The Volvo EM90 is 5.21 meters long, 2.02 meters wide and 1.86 meters high. The wheelbase is a generous 3.2 metres. There is a large battery pack at the bottom with a capacity of 116 kWh. Equipped with an electric motor with a capacity of 272 hp. This combination gives the ballroom an electric range of up to 738 kilometers. Please note: This is determined according to the Chinese CLTC method, which is different from the WLTP cycle. In 8.3 seconds, the giant, which weighs more than 2,500 kilograms, accelerates from rest to a speed of 100 km/h. Two-way charging is possible.

According to Volvo, the EM90 – equipped with a wide range of cameras, lidars and radars – is credited internally to Noise cancellationThe technology is particularly quiet. Further ergonomic technical pampering comes from the air suspension and necessary equipment such as a comprehensive audio system, widely adjustable furniture – complete with footrests – and a 15.4-inch infotainment screen. But there is more. Rear passengers benefit from a roof-mounted 15.6-inch folding screen.

Volvo reports that the EM90 will be launched for the first time in China. The Dutch importer previously told AutoWeek that the Volvo EM90 would not be coming to the Netherlands. Missed opportunity?