VinFast VF8 with up to 293 miles of estimated range launches in the US
VinFast is the automotive arm of the Vietnam-based VinTech group currently working on its presence as a source of relatively affordable electric vehicles in the US market. It already markets a City Edition of its VF8 in the country; however, those who lease that vehicle right now and would like to switch to the 'main' Eco or Plus models instead will be able to do so soon.
The company has announced that it has just taken delivery of the VF8 Eco and Plus for the US market ahead of their imminent release. Both variants have an "eSUV" build with 87.7kWh of "usable capacity" rated to charge from 10 to 70% in as little as 31 minutes.
While the VF Plus' dual motors may get 402hp out of that battery (and go from 0 to 60mph in 5.5 seconds), it has an estimated range of 278 miles, compared to 293 in the 349hp VF Eco. It can be reserved for US$49,000 prior to deliveries starting in June 2023, while the Pro starts at US$56,000.