The EM90 will launch in November.
After kicking off its electrification with the XC40 Recharge, Volvo has been slowly adding to its range of electric models with the C40, the new EX30 and the flagship EX90 SUV, which will launch next year. Now, it’s preparing to add another new model to the EV range, and this one’s going to be a minivan.
That’s right, the covers have finally come off Volvo’s long-rumored electric minivan, which has reportedly been in the works with parent company Geely specifically to target the Chinese market. Now, the company has confirmed the model is coming, and says its full launch is scheduled for later this year.
According to a report from Autoweek, the EM90 is expected to be built around the same platform as the Zeekr 009, which is also assembled by Volvo parent company Geely. The Zeekr 009, which was revealed late last year, boasts up to 500 hp and a choice of either a 116- or 140-kWh battery pack, giving the minivan ranges of 436 miles and 511 miles respectively.
The Zeekr 009 is currently only slated for release in China and, by the sounds of it, the Volvo EM90 could have a similar fate. According to Volvo, pre-orders for the new minivan will open in China on November 12th, which is when it says it will unveil the production model. However, Volvo has not mentioned anything about pre-orders in other countries, nor has it shared pricing for the new car.
So, do you think Volvo should endeavor to bring its electric minivan stateside? Or, are you happy with the upcoming debut of the EX90 and EX30 electric SUVs?
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