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Vinfast claims 330-mile vary for VF 9 three-row electrical SUV

Vinfast claims 330-mile vary for VF 9 three-row electrical SUV


Vinfast on Monday introduced that at the least one model of its VF 9 three-row electrical SUV, due for U.S. deliveries later this fall, would obtain a 330-mile EPA vary.

That claimed vary score hasn’t but been posted by the EPA, however it might give the VF 9 extra vary than the anticipated 300 miles for single-motor variations of the Kia EV9. It additionally places the VF 9 pretty near the Rivian R1S, which is rated at 352 miles with its center of three battery choices, referred to as the Giant Pack. Vinfast hasn’t made point out of off-road functionality akin to Rivian, nevertheless.

Vinfast additionally introduced revised pricing for the U.S. The 330-mile Eco model now begins at $83,000. The Plus, which Vinfast claims is sweet for a 291-mile EPA vary, begins at $91,000.

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Vinfast Retailer

These are large value will increase from these introduced in April 2022, when Vinfast stated the beginning value could be $56,000 for the bigger battery model, as rated right here, and $61,000 for the VF 9 Plus grade. That is as a result of on the time the corporate was planning to make use of a singular enterprise mannequin revolving round battery subscriptions.

Unveiled in November 2021 on the Los Angeles Auto Present because the VF E36, and first proven in its present type in January 2022 at CES, the VF 9 will be capable of DC quick cost from 10% to 70% in 35 minutes, in keeping with Vinfast. Based mostly on earlier specs verified with Vinfast and people listed on the corporate’s shopper website, the battery pack is probably going 123 kwh.

The VF 9 has dual-motor all-wheel drive, with every electrical motor offering 402 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. Vinfast additionally touts superior driver help methods and sensible providers that can be “repeatedly up to date.” Vinfast additionally seeks to acquire solid-state battery tech by 2024 by means of a take care of Taiwanese battery startup ProLogium.

VinFast VF 9 Prototype

VinFast VF 9 Prototype

Vinfast delivered its first EVs within the U.S. earlier this yr—45 examples of the VF 8 two-row SUV. They have been a part of a batch of 999 autos that arrived in a California port in December. Supply was initially deliberate for the top of 2022. Vinfast claims to have began VF 9 deliveries in its dwelling nation of Vietnam, and estimates U.S. deliveries will start within the fourth quarter of 2023.

The corporate plans to start constructing the VF 8 and VF 9 at a new manufacturing unit in North Carolina beginning in 2024. Groundbreaking on the website happened in July. Vinfast additionally grew to become a publicly traded firm earlier this month by means of a so-called SPAC deal.



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