VinFast has delivered its first electric cars to customers in Vietnam, the VF e34 e-SUV, of which VinFast plans to deliver thousands more in January 2022. It was also announced that CEO Michael Lohscheller has resigned after just four months.
The VF e34 is a mid-size SUV, but this C-segment model will not be coming to Germany: as reported, VinFast plans to launch the VF e35 in the D-segment and the VF 3 36 in the E-segment.
With the handover of the first batch of electric cars, VinFast also officially announced its new battery rental package for customers in Vietnam. The monthly subscription fee is the equivalent of 26 euros, which allows customers to drive up to 500 kilometers per month, with a charge of 0.04 euros for each additional kilometer. If the usable capacity of the Auuk falls below 70 percent of its new value, VinFast will replace the battery at its own expense. For the first 25,000 customers, the battery rental is free for the first year. The monthly fees are to be adjusted every year on 1 September based on current electricity and gasoline prices.
There is also information about VinFast's own charging service: At public VinFast stations, customers pay the equivalent of 0.10€/kWh. Once the car is fully charged, 0.04€/min is charged from the 31st minute. The charging costs are billed together with the battery rental. It is not yet known whether VinFast will also offer such a charging service in Germany and at what conditions.