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VinFast Reveals 5 New U.S. Dealerships and CES 2024 Presence

Image showcasing VinFast VF 8s on the road to U.S. dealerships in 2024
  • VinFast recently announced that it signed agreements with five automotive dealerships in four U.S. states to sell its electric vehicles.
  • VinFast will participate in CES 2024, showing its VF 3 concept and a new electric pickup truck.
  • VinFast may soon open its first battery manufacturing facility in India.

VinFast, the first Vietnam-based EV and e-bike manufacturer to expand into global markets, announced that five automotive dealerships in four U.S. states will sell its VF 8 all-electric SUV. The company currently operates 13 retail stores and service centers in California. VinFast uses a hybrid sales model that includes direct and dealer-based sales and service. The company plans to release its VF 6, VF 7, and VF 9 models soon in the United States. VinFast plans to show its new electric truck, subcompact VF 3 concept electric mini car, and electric bicycles at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 trade show in Las Vegas. VinFast may soon open its first battery manufacturing facility in India, adding to its global footprint. As the EV market continues to grow, VinFast offers a unique set of vehicles for consideration.


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VinFast Announced Five Automotive Dealerships in Four U.S. States

Five automotive dealerships in four U.S. states will begin selling the VinFast VF 8 all-electric SUV, with plans to add the VF 6, VF 7, and VF 9 models when they launch in the US market. The VinFast dealerships are Hiley VinFast of Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Texas), VinFast Wichita (Wichita, Kansas), Leith VinFast (Raleigh, North Carolina), Smith Haven VinFast (St. James, New York), and Principle VinFast Grapevine (Grapevine, Texas.)

In California, VinFast currently operates 13 retail stores and service centers. The company expects to expand its dealer network to 125 points of sale across the US in 2024 and beyond. The company adopted a hybrid sales model that includes direct and dealer-based sales and service, offering customers a seamless buying and repair experience.

Image showcasing VinFast VF 8 in red and

VinFast, the First Vietnamese Car Brand To Expand Into Global Markets

VinFast Auto Ltd. is a Vietnam-based multinational automotive company founded by Vingroup.It is the first Vietnamese car brand to expand into global markets. The company was established in 2017. It is the first company in Vietnam to expand into producing electric vehicles (EVs) and electric scooters. A former producer of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, it now produces only electric cars. SUVs are the only vehicle type currently offered. It began delivering electric cars in California in March 2023. It sold about 13,000 vehicles globally in the second and third quarters of 2023.


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VinFast Offers Four Attractive All-Electric Models Globally

Only the VF 8 is currently available in the U.S.; however, the remaining models should be available soon.


  • VF 6: B-segment (sub-compact) SUV, a sporty five-passenger EV offering sophisticated styling and a 237-248 mile WLTP est. range.
  • VF 7: C-segment (compact) SUV, a modern five-passenger vehicle offering vegan leather seats and generous legroom.
  • VF 8: D-segment (mid-size), a five-passenger, 2-row all-electric SUV featuring an impressive 264 mi est. EPA range and a stunning Pininfarina design. The company includes a 10-year/125,000-mile warranty and a 10-year unlimited mileage warranty for the battery for non-commercial use.
  • VF 9:  E-segment (full-size), a seven-passenger SUV optimized with aerodynamics for performance efficiency, offering an all-wheel-drive powertrain and two motors totaling 402 horsepower.


VinFast’s Eco-Friendly Mission

VinFast is committed to global sustainability through clean-energy, zero-emissions electric vehicles. The company states: “We believe a sustainable future is only possible when everyone can enjoy access to smart, safe, and environmentally friendly EVs. Through global partnerships with trusted suppliers and organizations and unprecedented investment in R&D, VinFast is ready to lead the EV revolution.”


VinFast To Make Amazing Announcements at CES 2024

VinFast announced a teaser image of an electric truck to be shown at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new electric pickup truck is causing great excitement, as it would be the first truck offered by the company. An entry-level electric vehicle concept, the subcompact VF 3, is also expected to be shown. The company will display electric bicycles at the show as well.


VinFast May Open Its First Battery Manufacturing Facility in Tamil Nadu India

VinFast may be set to open its first battery manufacturing facility in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India. In September 2023, VinFast began hiring for sales, legal, and back office jobs in India, seeking workers who “dare to think, dare to do, and dare to face difficulties.” In October 2023, VinFast said it would build EV assembly factories in India and Indonesia. Each factory would have a capacity of up to 50,000 cars per year and capital expenditure of up to $200 million at the outset, commencing production in 2026.


VinFast’s Sean Ackley Participates In Electrify Expo’s 2023 Industry Day in Austin, Texas

Sean Ackley, Head of Charging & Energy at VinFast, participated in a fireside chat at the Electrify Expo 2023 Industry Day in Austin, Texas. Automotive journalist Kristin Shaw joined Ackley. The two discussed various aspects of the electric vehicle (EV) industry, including trends in the EV space. Ackley and Shaw also discussed VinFast’s approach to the market and their focus on simplifying the VinFast EV ownership experience.

Image showcasing Sean Ackley, Head of Charging & Energy at VinFast, speaking with Automotive Journalist Kristin Shaw in a fireside chat at Electrify Expo Industry Day in Austin, TX 2023

VinFast Participates in Electrify Expo

In 2023, VinFast participated in Electrify Expo, unveiling the sleek new VF 8 and announcing its ambitious expansion plans across the U.S. Pop-up test drives were available, allowing customers to experience VinFast’s exciting EVs firsthand. Electrify Expo is a vibrant weekend electric vehicle festival that is growing significantly yearly. At the event, you can ride in or drive the world’s top electric cars & trucks, e-motorcycles, e-bikes, e-scooters, e-skateboards & more. “Experiencing EV products in an environment like Electrify Expo is a game changer,” said BJ Birtwell, founder and CEO. In 2024, Electrify Expo will add three new cities to its US tour: Orlando, Fla., Phoenix, AZ, and Denver, CO.


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