VinFast may also offer electric scooters in the United States. Media reports see the Vietnamese company adding the Vespa-style LEVs to the lines of VinFast’s EV factory in North Carolina. The state had promised the manufacturer a lavish incentive of 1.2 billion dollars in March.
The largest economic incentive package in state history was signed by Governor Roy Cooper, making VinFast the first car maker to locate in North Carolina. VinFast will build the facility at the Triangle Innovation Point in Chatham County with a total investment of about $2 billion USD in the first phase.
Covering an area of 2,000 acres VinFast will focus on electric cars and buses production and assembly to reach the capacity of 150,000 vehicles per year as reported.
As for electric scooters, Ride Apart broke the news, referring to VinFast global CEO Le Thi Thu Thuy talking to a reporter. There were not many details until now, but VinFast indeed includes electric scooters in the portfolio and appears to want to bring these to new markets. VinFast currently builds four e-scooters in Vietnam: the Feliz S, the Klara S, the Vento S, and the Theon S.
Recently opened showrooms in the US, however, focus on two electric car models, the five-seated VF 8 and the electric van VF 9. The VF 8 will start at prices from $40,700, while the VF 9 will retail for prices from $55,000 as reported.
In other uodates, VinFast has become official vehicle partner of the Ironman triathlon series. The company will exclusively provide electric vehicles, including scooters, cars, and buses for Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events. Participants and fans may test drive VinFast EVs at the races.
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