VinFast to deliver first EVs March 1, slashes VF 8 lease price

Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast  will start delivery of VF 8 City Edition vehicles to US customers beginning March 1, 2023. The delivery event will be held at the VinFast’s store in California, marking VinFast’s new journey in the international market.

These initial deliveries are from the first shipment of 999 City Edition vehicles, which were shipped to the US in December 2022. The VF 8 City Edition comes in both Eco and Plus trim with an EPA-rated range of 207 miles and 191 miles respectively.

VinFast has also reduced the lease price for its initial model shipped to the United States by over 50% for its first customers in California.

Initially, VinFast announced that a 24-month lease for its fully electric VF 8 crossover would be priced at $599 per month at the start of 2023. However, the company’s website now displays a 24-month lease costing $399 per month.

Additionally, according to Reuters, VinFast has informed individuals who have already made a refundable deposit on the vehicle that the payment in California, the first state in the United States to receive the cars, will be $274 per month.

The VF 8 City Edition customer delivery event will be held on March 1st at the VinFast store in California and, for those customers unable to attend the event, beginning on March 2nd, customers can have their vehicles delivered at home or they may schedule a pickup at a VinFast store. VinFast also announced multiple test drive events throughout California for customers to best experience VinFast’s EVs.

The VF 8 City Edition offers many smart technology features such as Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and Smart Services to become a mobile platform that connects all aspects of life. These features will be enhanced regularly using over-the-air (FOTA) updates to improve vehicle functionality and customer experience.

Several leading insurance companies in the US have confirmed that they will provide vehicle insurance for VinFast owners. VinFast also offers a 10-year warranty for their vehicles and batteries, as well as mobile repair services, and 24/7 roadside assistance.

Madam Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vice Chair of Vingroup and Chairwoman of VinFast Holdings shared: “Our team worked tirelessly to ensure VinFast vehicles meet the highest standards of quality, fit and finish our customers expect. The presence of VinFast electric cars on US streets in the coming days is an important milestone, accelerating VinFast’s journey to compete in the US and abroad. Following deliveries in the US market, VinFast expects to deliver EVs in Canada, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.”

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