Vietnam’s Vinfast unveils electric car, expects to ship from 2022 | Sinhala News

ECONOMYNEXT – Vinfast, a unit of Vietnam’s Vingroup conglomerate has unveiled two electric vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, with production shipments planned to begin from 2022.

Vinfast unveiled a crossover and SUV, VFe35 and VFe36 models.

Vietnam’s Touitre newspaper said the firm expects to ship production models from late 2022.

The two pre-production models were introduced by Michael Lohscheller, a former Opel and Volkswagen executive who now heads Vinfast Global.

The two models were designed by Pininfarina of Italy. Vinfast tied up with the design house.

Vinfast has set up a global headquarters in California, investing 200 million US dollars and getting a tax 20.5 million US dollar tax incentive from the CalCompetes program with a promise to create 1,000 jobs.

Vingroup has tied up with China’s Gotion High-Tech Co., Ltd of China to produce lithium iron phosphate batteries (LFP). (Colombo/Nov21/2021)

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