Software issues delay Volvo EX90 and Polestar 3 electric SUVs

Software issues delay Volvo EX90 and Polestar 3 electric SUVs

Production start dates for the 2024 Volvo EX90 and its 2024 Polestar 3 sibling have been delayed due to software issues, Volvo and Polestar said in separate statements this week.

Volvo expects its EX90 to start production in the first half of 2024, while Polestar said it is targeting the first quarter of 2024.

Volvo and Polestar did not provide an updated timetable for the start of deliveries, but the delayed production schedule means the midsize electric SUVs are unlikely to start deliveries until next summer at the earliest.

When it debuted last November, the EX90 was expected to begin deliveries in early 2024, with production being handled at a factory in China for the Chinese market and at a factory in Charleston, South Carolina, for the rest of the world. .

Volvo EX90 2024

The Polestar 3, when it debuted last October, was scheduled to begin deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2023. Production was originally scheduled to start this summer at a factory in China and at the Charleston factory around mid-2024.

Polestar said there are currently no changes to the production launch of its 2025 Polestar 4 compact electric crossover unveiled in April, which is expected to start at a factory in China in the fourth quarter of 2023.

The Polestar 4 rides on an existing platform from Polestar’s parent company, Zhejiang Geely, while the Polestar 3 and Volvo EX90 will feature a new platform developed primarily by Volvo.

The Volvo EX90 and Polestar 3 aren’t the only electric SUVs hit by software-related delays. The Audi Q6 E-Tron and its sibling Porsche Macan EV were originally slated to go on sale in 2023, but won’t arrive again until 2024. Both models will also introduce a newly developed platform.


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