VinFast electric cars have the opportunity to compete with Tesla in the US market thanks to advantages in price and quality.
Slash Gear experts mentioned VinFast as the first Vietnamese car brand to access the international market and produce domestic electric vehicle products, and assessed that VinFast can challenge Tesla thanks to the factors of quality and price.
At the Los Angeles Auto Show, VinFast said the price of the VF 8 5-seat electric SUV is about $41,000 before the offer, while the VF 9 7-seat SUV is about $56,000. Meanwhile, the cheapest rear-wheel drive (RWD) version of the Tesla Model 3 is also up to $48,490.
“Tesla’s promises of an electric car priced at just $35,000 so far have been a pipe dream, VinFast will have the advantage when selling their models at a more competitive price,” Slash Gear commented. essay.
Slash Gear also emphasized that car production is not a small thing, and the road to success is also arduous, although VinFast has shown its efforts with practical actions, not just words.
Most American car technology newspapers highly appreciate the specifications of VinFast electric cars, in the VF8 series with a capacity of 402 horsepower, torque of about 640 Nm, acceleration from 0 to 96.56 km. /h for 5.5 seconds, the range is more than 510 km. The VF 9 7-seat electric SUV has a range of up to 679 km on a single charge.
In addition, both VinFast electric car models are also equipped with an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS).
The first VF 8 and VF 9 cars in the US are expected to begin shipping to customers in the fall of 2022. “Until then, Tesla would better keep an eye on its new rival,” said Slash Gear. emphasize.
VinFast begins manufacturing and delivering its first electric vehicle to customers by the end of 2021. By early 2022, the company announced the construction of a brand new $2 billion factory in Chatham County Triangle Innovation Point, North Carolina, America. This is an 800-hectare facility with three main production areas: electric cars, EV batteries, other auto and bus components.
The Vinfast factory in the US is expected to be able to produce 150,000 new electric cars per year. The company will start production of 7-seat SUV VF 9 and 5-seat SUV VF 8 in July 2024.