Customers ordering the car before June 30 can buy it for just VND590 million (RM106,000) and a free-of-charge battery lease for one year. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in November, reported Vietnam News Agency.
Buyers can visit the website http://shop.vinfastauto.com or VinFast’s showrooms and merchants nationwide to place a refundable deposit of VND10 million (RM1,790). The deposit is refundable if orders are cancelled.
The compact 5-door SUV measures 4.3m-long and is equipped with a 42kWh battery pack and a claimed 300km range. Vinfast developed the SUV with Australian engineeering expertise and has an R&D base in Melbourne.
VinFast said its battery leasing plan woould allow customers to rent batteries separately from the EV.
It is intended to reduce the initial cost of buying an EV for customers and let the automaker bear all the risks regarding the EV battery’s quality and lifespan.
The company has been working around the clock to build a network of about 40,000 charging stations across the nation by the end of this year.
VinFast, which is also producing electric motorcycles and buses this year, signed a contract to produce EV batteries with Taiwan’s ProLogium.
VinFast has just become the 57th automaker to receive a licence to test self-driving EVs in California, US.
The launch of high-tech electric vehicles, including electric scooters, electric buses, and personal electric cars, is part of VinFast's pre-defined roadmap since entering the automotive market three years ago.