VinFast, a new EV startup out of Vietnam, has announced that it has sent its first batch of EVs to the United States. The first batch of 999 VF 8s are expected to arrive in a California port. VinFast says the first deliveries will happen by the end of December 2022.

VinFast VF 8

This is the first international export for the 65,000 global orders already made for VinFast’s VF 8 and VF 9. Following this first batch of cars for the American market, VinFast will continue to export more VF 8 lots to Canada and Europe for deliveries in early 2023.

The first VF 9 models will be delivered in Vietnam and international markets in the first quarter of 2023.

“The export of the first 999 VF 8s is a significant event for VinFast and Vingroup and a proud historical milestone for the Vietnamese automotive industry. It affirms that Vietnam has successfully produced high-quality standards electric vehicles that are ready to compete in the international market. We hope that, when VinFast’s smart electric vehicles roll out on the streets around the world, it will help promote the image of a new, dynamic and progressive Vietnam to the global audience,” stated Mr. Nguyen Viet Quang, Vice Chairman and CEO of Vingroup.