CHARLESTON, SC—Volvo Cars has started to produce its new flagship electric vehicle at its assembly plant here. The EX90 boasts a driving range of up to 300 miles.

“The fully electric EX90 is the start of a new era for [us]; a new era for safety, sustainability and human-centric technology,” says Jim Rowan, CEO of Volvo Cars. “The [vehicle] is proudly manufactured in the USA and reflects our long-term commitment to our people in South Carolina and the broader U.S. market.

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

“The EX90 not only expands our portfolio of fully electric cars, but also represents a paradigm shift for the company as it is the first Volvo powered by core computing technology— technology that enables a new era of safety for our cars,” claims Rowan.