VinFast, a subordinate automaker of private conglomerate Vingroup, announced the arrival of its second shipment of electric vehicles, consisting of 1,879 VF 8 vehicles, at the Port of Benicia in California, the US.
The VF 8 has a certificated EPA range of 264 miles for the Eco trim and 243 miles for the Plus trim, per full charge. VinFast expects to begin delivering these VF 8 vehicles to U.S. customers in June 2023.
The second batch contains all VF 8 vehicles, which have a longer battery range than the initial batch of 999 VF 8 City Edition vehicles imported to the U.S. last year. The VF 8 has an EPA-rated range of 264 miles for the Eco trim and 243 miles for the Plus trim per full charge.
The VF 8 Eco and Plus model pricing will start at $46,000 and $51,800, respectively (battery inclusive), and have both lease and loan options.
Qualified customers can lease the VF 8 with a minimum term of 36 months, and monthly payments start at $479 a month for the Eco trim and $614 a month for the Plus trim.
With the loan option, qualified customers may choose a minimum term of 60 months with monthly payments. VinFast Pioneer customers may also be eligible for further incentives.
The VF 8 comes with a 10-year warranty/125,000 miles for the vehicle, a 10-year warranty for the battery (unlimited mileage), Mobile Services and 24/7 emergency roadside assistance during the vehicle warranty period.
VinFast will initially deliver 1,098 of the VF 8 vehicles to the US market and then deliver the remaining 781 VF 8 vehicles to Canada, which are expected to arrive by mid-May 2023.