VinFast is going to be building and selling their electric scooters in the U.S. Would anyone consider getting one to go with their VF8 or VF9? haha.
VinFast is planning to manufacture and sell its electric scooters in the US, adding more options to the few e-scooters available stateside.
VinFast, a Vietnam-based electric vehicle manufacturer rapidly expanding its US and European operations, is set to bring its electric scooters to US riders.
Those electric scooters are of the Vespa variety, not the standing kickscooter style that has also gained popularity in the US over the last few years.
Not only is VinFast planning to bring its electric scooters to the US, but they won’t have to travel far, either.
Instead of importing its electric scooters, the company plans to build them locally in its upcoming North Carolina facility, which will also be used to produce its four-wheeled electric vehicles.
That factory is expected to break ground later this year, though actual manufacturing of the company’s vehicles likely won’t begin until 2024.
Assisted by a record-breaking $1.2 billion incentive package from North Carolina, the EV factory should help VinFast more affordably produce its electric scooters stateside. It is also expected to create thousands of local manufacturing jobs.
inFast currently offers several different models of electric scooters, including the Vento, Feliz, Klara, and Theon lines.
While some of the scooters are designed for city use and sport slower 45 km/h speed limits, others embrace the open road with higher performance specs.
For example, the Theon line offers speeds of up to 99 km/h (61.5 mph), which should be able to handle just about any urban or suburban commute in the US.
At those speeds, even urban highways are a likely option, though don’t expect to hang out on the interstate for extended periods of time.