VinFast ships 2nd batch of longer-range electric SUVs to North America
Vietnam’s electric vehicle maker VinFast said on Monday it had shipped a second batch of 1,879 longer-range VF 8 sport utility vehicles (SUVs), as it seeks to expand its foothold in overseas markets.
VinFast, which is backed by Vietnam’s largest conglomerate Vingroup JSC (VIC.HM), in November dispatched a shipment of 999 of its VF8 SUVs to California from Vietnam in November, but needed until March to prepare them for delivery to customers after disclosing the car would have a lower battery range than it had flagged to buyers.
After a 20-day sea journey, 1,098 of the cars of the new batch will land in California, while the remainder will go to Canada, VinFast said in a statement.
Deliveries will start from May for the U.S. market and June for customers in Canada, the statement said.
Currently, VinFast is offering a monthly lease price of $399 for the VF 8 City Edition model for a 24-month lease.
VinFast, which began operations in 2019, plans to expand in the U.S. market, where it said it would build a production plant in North Carolina expected to open in 2025.
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