Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast will supply 2,500 electric cars to US-based car subscription service Autonomy. This is VinFast’s largest corporate order to date and as part of plans to expand the market.
VinFast, which stopped producing gasoline cars last August, is preparing to expand into the US market. VinFast hopes to compete with other automakers and deliver its first batch of 5,000 electric SUV vehicles this December.
“VinFast will begin delivering vehicles to Autonomy in the next 12 months,” the companies said in a joint statement, noting Autonomy initially ordered just 400 units in August, Reuters, Friday, November 18, 2022.
Autonomy allows users to subscribe to the use of one of their electric vehicles, rather than having to buy or rent a car.
The company currently offers subscriptions for Tesla and plans to add models from brands such as Rivian, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and VinFast according to its website.
VinFast has registered nearly 65,000 orders globally, and is expected to sell 750,000 electric vehicles per year by 2026.
In March, VinFast said it would build a production plant in North Carolina with an initial projected capacity of 150,000 electric vehicles per year. VinFast also plans to showcase two new electric vehicle models, the VF6 and VF7 at the upcoming Los Angeles auto show this week.