Dec 31, 2021 - 03:28 pm
VinFast delivers first electric cars, Lohscheller leaves
VinFast has delivered its first electric cars to customers in Vietnam. This is the e-SUV VF e34, of which VinFast plans to deliver thousands more vehicles in January 2022. It was also announced that the German CEO Michael Lohscheller has resigned after only four months.
Dec 13, 2021 - 02:37 pm
Vingroup launches battery plant construction in Vietnam
Vietnam’s conglomerate Vingroup has officially started construction of a battery factory for its electric vehicle offshoot VinFast in the Vietnamese province of Ha Tinh, as previously leaked. The factory is expected to have an initial capacity of 100,000 battery packs per year.
Dec 6, 2021 - 12:22 pm
VinGroup aims to hit the US stock market in 2022
Vietnam’s conglomerate Vingroup plans to list its electric car division VinFast on the US stock exchange in the second half of 2022, raising at least three billion dollars. The company also aims to sell three times as many electric cars next year as previously planned.
Sep 27, 2021 - 01:15 pm
VinFast is coming to Europe in 2022
The Vietnamese car manufacturer VinFast gives more details about its European strategy. The company’s first two electric cars, the VF e35 and the VF e36, are to make their market debut in three European countries in 2022.
Aug 30, 2021 - 02:47 pm
VinFast announces battery cooperation with StoreDot
Vietnamese electric car startup VinFast has announced another battery development collaboration, this time with Israeli company StoreDot. VinFast wants access to the Israelis’ fast-charging batteries – and potentially to manufacture batteries itself.
Aug 23, 2021 - 11:50 am
VinFast to develop LFP batteries with Gotion
The Vietnamese e-car start-up VinFast has agreed to cooperate with Volkswagen’s battery partner Gotion High-Tech on the development and production of LFP cells. The construction of a factory for such cells in Vietnam is also being considered.
Jul 27, 2021 - 01:03 pm
Michael Lohscheller to take over at Vinfast
Michael Lohscheller is to become CEO of the Vietnamese car manufacturer VINFAST LLC. After he departs from Stellantis set at the end of August, the acting Opel CEO will be charged with expanding VinFast’s operations, and presence around the globe as the company announced.
Mar 20, 2021 - 03:15 pm
Foxconn & VinFast consider EV cooperation
Apple contract manufacturer Foxconn is now also negotiating with Vietnamese electric car start-up VinFast regarding a cooperation to develop batteries and other components for electric cars.
Mar 4, 2021 - 01:29 pm
VinFast to employ ProLogium’s solid-state batteries
Vietnamese electric car startup VinFast has announced a joint venture with Taiwanese battery cell manufacturer ProLogium to accelerate the commercialisation of solid-state battery-electric cars in Vietnam. The cells are expected to be used in VinFast’s electric cars as early as 2023.
Jan 25, 2021 - 04:28 pm
VinFast previews first three electric car models
The Vietnamese startup Vinfast shows its first three electric models called VF31, VF32 and VF33. These are SUV in the C, D and E segments respectively. The manufacturer also delivered initial technical specifications and wants to accept first orders in Europe as early as this year.
Aug 2, 2019 - 01:26 pm
Kreisel Electric developing batteries with VinFast
The Austrian e-mobility specialist Kreisel Electric announced a cooperation for battery development with the Vietnamese vehicle manufacturer VinFast. The partners will jointly develop a battery pack, which VinFast will launch in its electric cars and electric buses in 2020.
May 5, 2019 - 08:44 pm
VinBus to launch 3,000 electric buses in Vietnam
A new electric bus company is coming to Vietnam. Set up through the Vietnamese conglomerate VinGroup, the new subsidiary VinBus will start transport services with up to 3,000 e-buses in five major cities from March 2020.
Apr 8, 2019 - 12:00 pm
VinFast & LG Chem launch battery joint venture
VinFast has established a joint venture with LG Chem to produce battery packs for the Vietnamese start-up’s electric scooters and future electric cars. The two companies already signed a letter of intent in September 2018 to cooperate on EV batteries.
Sep 10, 2018 - 05:57 pm
LG Chem to supply batteries to Vietnam
LG Chem has agreed to deliver batteries for electric scooters produced by the Vietnamese startup VinFast. The latter is part of the Vingroup that also makes smartphones and electric buses which will also use LG Chem batteries.
May 26, 2018 - 02:49 pm
EDAG develops first EV for Vietnam
The German development service EDAG has received an order from the VinFast company for the complete development of an electric vehicle tailored for the Vietnamese market.