Vietnamese carmaker VinFast announced Wednesday that it has received all the necessary certifications to sell cars in the United States, and will begin delivering vehicles to customers by the end of this month.
In a statement, the company announced the arrival of the first 999 electric vehicles into the United States as the Silver Queen Ocean vessel docked at the Port of Benicia in California.
The first 999 VinFast vehicles that arrived in the United States, after 26 days at sea from Vietnam, are the VF 8 City Edition, a limited edition for the US to enable direct customer experience of VinFast vehicles from 2022.
With all the features of the standard VF 8, the VF 8 City Edition is a platform that connects all aspect of life through modern technology features such as advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and smart services.
It will also be updated regularly over the air (FOTA) to improve vehicle functionality and customer experience.
The VF 8 City Edition will have an industry-leading 10-year warranty for the vehicle, 10 years warranty for the battery (unlimited mileage), and 24/7 emergency roadside assistance during the warranty period.
Designed for regular daily commuters, the VF 8 City Edition’s battery range has been recently certified by EPA at 179 miles for the Eco and Plus models.
According to several public research, this range is several times better than the average daily range of a typical driver in California.
It will be improved with a software update and the new range is expected to be announced by the end of January 2023.
“Today marks a very important milestone for VinFast. Early this year in Las Vegas, we announced our lineup of all-electric SUVs and made a bold promise to deliver them to the market by the end of 2022,
“Today, that promise is fulfilled. Starting with this first delivery of 999 VF 8s City Edition, VinFast has made another giant step in its ongoing mission to bring all-electric transportation to everyone,” said Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vice Chairwoman of Vingroup and Chief Executive Officer of VinFast Singapore.
VinFast has received EPA COC to import and sell vehicles into the United States and additionally CARB EO to deliver vehicles to customers in California and states that have adopted CARB rules (14 other states and Washington DC).
Lastly, VinFast has also complied with all applicable FMVSS issued by NHTSA.
VinFast, a member of VinGroup, envisions to drive the movement of global smart electric vehicle revolution.
Established in 2017, the firm owns a modern automotive manufacturing complex with leading scalability that boasts up to 90 percent automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam.
Committed to the mission of a sustainable future for everyone, the firm constantly innovates to bring high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experience at an inclusive price for all to inspire global customers to jointly create a future of smart mobility and a sustainable planet.
Established in 1993, VinGroup is one of the leading conglomerates in Asia and currently focuses on three main areas: technology and industry, services and social enterprise.