Surpassing Malaysia, Vietnam’s VinFast debuts its first EV with a 10-year warranty

Arif · Mar 30, 2021 04:00 PM

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Vinfast, the Vietnamese car company owned by Vietnam’s richest man, has debuted its first electric crossover, the Vinfast VF e34.

Although with only 3 years in the automotive industry, Vinfast has surpassed some manufacturers in the EV race with this debut.

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VinFast VF e34

The Vinfast VF e34 is a C-segment SUV that starts at a price tag of 692 million VND (RM 123,569).

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Bookings are already open in Vietnam and deliveries are expected to take place by the end of the year.

For customers who book before 30 June 2021, Vinfast is offering the VF e34 with a special price of 590 million VND (RM 105,655) along with a 1-year free battery inspection.

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With a 42-kWh battery pack, the Vinfast VF e34 is capable of a 300 km range. One electric motor (149 PS/242 Nm) powers the front wheels.

One of the biggest appeals of the Vinfast VF e34 is the 10-year warranty.

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Technology-wise, the Vinfast EV comes with remote software updates, remote customer support, and remote vehicle issue diagnosis.

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The Vinfast VF e34 is just the tip of the iceberg of VinFast's EV ambitions. A partnership has been formed with Taiwanese battery company, ProLogium, to produce solid-state EV battery packs.

Vinfast also plans to export its electric cars by 2022, and is in the process of tapping the US and Australian market.

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Plans from the Vietnamese automaker include setting up 40,000 electric charging points in 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam by the end of 2021.

Aiming to be a top car manufacturer in ASEAN by 2025, the Vietnamese automaker is making bold moves towards electrification.

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Also Read:

Vietnam’s VinFast sets their aim at Tesla; To build plant in USA

VinFast unveils Vietnam's first luxury SUV based on the BMW X5

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Arif

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Previously an engineer in an automotive manufacturing company and a highway concessionaire. A part-time research student on biofuels and diesel engines. Obsessed with vehicle electrification and the future of transportation.

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