VinFast has a few vehicles on display at the New York International Auto Show. Check out photos of them here.
I have to admit I am a little disappointed with the deal with Electrify America. Tw free charging sessions is nothing.The orange VF8 is a new pre-production model. I've only seen their driveable red and black and white ones. This one must have more functions for people to see and try. BUT the news are coming out fast & furious this afternoon. Vinfast provided official announcement/statement on battery leasing plan and battery leasing cost. Confirmed the number that had been thrown about for the last month but it's official now. The $110 per month for unlimited miles for fully warranty, including maintenance, is something I can live with. For those that know they will drive less than 310 miles per month, the $35 per month battery lease should be a no-brainer. Having said that, not sure how the market will respond. I see in one of the articles below that they revised the range for the VF8 and VF9. I hope the lowered range number of 277 miles for VF8 Plus is EPA standard (vs the WLTP standard higher range number stated before) in which case that would be fine for me as well. They also signed up deal with Electrify America as well. Next couple of days should be interesting on those that will post their experience on testing the VF8 in NY.
VinFast and Electrify America announce charging agreement to provide just two complimentary sessionsVinFast and US charging network Electrify America announced a new charging agreement during this year's New York International Auto Show.electrek.co
I agree that two free charging sessions is really nothing. But I guess it's not surprising that Vinfast didn't get anything when compared to Hyundai as Vinfast has no leverage. Look at Hyundai's volume of sales, Electrify America would love that volume of customers. Vinfast doesn't have any.I have to admit I am a little disappointed with the deal with Electrify America. Tw free charging sessions is nothing.