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VinFast delays vehicle deliveries in the United States until late February

The Vietnamese business is getting ready to grow in the US in an effort to take on the country's established automakers.

After finishing installing the most recent software updates, VinFast, a Vietnamese EV manufacturer, announced that it would postpone deliveries to car buyers in the United States until the second half of February.

The Vietnamese business, a division of the conglomerate Vingroup, is getting ready to grow in the US in an effort to take on the country’s established automakers. The company initially planned to deliver its first 999 EVs to consumers in December. 

“The most recent software has been installed in the cars. In the latter half of February, we aim to deliver the first VF8 car models to consumers,” VinFast stated.

The announcement did not give a specific lot size, instead stating that “the second batch would be sent to the U.S. in the second quarter of 2023.”

According to VinFast, as of December of last year, it has secured 55,000 orders worldwide, 12,000 of which came from the American market. In December, it delivered more than 4,000 EVs to domestic consumers, more than half of which were the VF8 sports utility vehicle model.

Following Tesla’s comparable programs, VinFast then announced additional pricing promotions for the U.S. market to preserve the commercial viability of its vehicles.

Before starting work on an EV factory in North Carolina, the Vietnamese company is waiting for the final regulatory approval from the neighborhood authorities.

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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