Hardly anyone knew Vinfast a few months ago. But only brought the change from Ex-Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller the Vietnamese automaker hit the headlines. Now the Vietnamese confirm that Vinfast from 2025, based on the Tesla model, its own Production in Germany want to build.
Vinfast was briefly run by former Opel boss Lohscheller
VF 8 and VF 9 should also be successful in Europe
How quickly you can work in Vietnam in addition to the previous financial investment of 5.4 billion US dollars, you can see for yourself at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The two electric SUVs VF e35 / e36 presented at great expense in Los Angeles were quickly renamed the VF 8 / VF 9 models. So they fit better into the new nomenclature of the other three smaller electric SUVs, which celebrated their premiere in Vegas and thus form a starting quintet. “Four of them should also come to Europe, because the small VF 5 is only intended for Asian markets,” explains CEO Le Thi Thu Thuy and, based on the Tesla model, promises a new production facility in Germany for the next few years. The decision to start a new vehicle production facility will soon be made. After Michael Lohscheller visited several federal states with Le Thi Thu Thuy, the dice seem to have fallen for the state of Thuringia. The Stellantis production in Eisenach – a former Opel factory – is currently fighting for survival. A new vehicle production would be just right for the east German state with its ailing industry. The final decision is still pending, but should be lashed within 2022. So could the German Vinfast vehicle production until 2025 start.
ZF supplies technology for autonomous driving systems
Two electric SUVs are the beginning
Online sales and Pininfarina design
Technology and the pleasing Pininfarina design are one thing, market presence is another, and that too is what determines success and failure. In Europe, Vinfast wants to do without a network of car dealers and next to that Online direct sales alone on Brand stores that put the new electric vehicles and probably also scooters in the right light. The vehicles should be delivered to your home after purchase and the technicians also come to the customer for service and try to solve the problem locally.