At the 2022 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS 2022), VinFast announced battery subscription pricing for the VF 8 and VF 9, as well as the activation of the VinFirst NFT exchange on Opensea and the debut of a NYIAS driving experience showcasing the VF 8’s key Smart Services suite features.
Globally unveiled at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, the VF 8 and VF 9 are scheduled to arrive in the United States in the second half of this year. The VF 8 is available in two battery configurations, each of which offers a range of up to 260 miles or 292 miles on a single charge for the Eco version and 248 miles or 277 miles for the Plus version. The Eco version accelerates from 0-60mph in approximately 5.8 seconds, while the Plus version accelerates in approximately 5.3 seconds. The Eco VF 8’s battery versions 1 and 2 start at $40,700 and $41,000, respectively. The VF 8 Plus is priced starting at $47,700 for the battery version 1 and $48,000 for the battery version 2.
The VF 9 will be launched in the United States with two initial battery configurations, offering a range of up to 272 miles and 369 miles on a single charge for the Eco version and 262 miles and 360 miles for the Plus version. Both the Eco and Plus VF 9 accelerate from 0-60mph in approximately 6.3 seconds. The Eco VF 9 starts at $55,500 for the battery version 1 and $56,000 for the battery version 2. Likewise, the Plus VF 9’s battery versions 1 and 2 are priced at USD $60,500 and $61,000, respectively. Battery version 1 will be available in the United States in 2022, followed by version 2 in 2023.
Along with the products and pricing information, VinFast announced its official battery subscription policy in the United States. As a result, VinFast will offer customers two subscription plans: Flexible and Fixed. The Flexible Plan is for customers who travel infrequently and includes a monthly battery subscription fee of USD $35 for the VF 8 and USD $44 for the VF 9. This is a monthly fee for travel up to 310 miles. The battery subscription fee per mile begins at the 311th mile and is approximately USD $0.11 for VF 8 and USD $0.15 for VF 9.
Monthly fixed subscription rates are $110 for the VF 8 and $160.00 for the VF 9. Customers who reserve and pay a deposit for the VF 8 and VF 9 with the Fixed subscription plan in 2022 will be offered the same lifetime subscription fee. Additionally, this policy is automatically transferred to the new owner upon the sale of the vehicle.
By separating the battery’s price from the automobile’s acquisition price, VinFast assumes all risks associated with the vehicle’s battery and ensures a fair price for its products, while also providing customers with peace of mind regarding the battery’s quality during use. Additionally, VinFast commits to providing a lifetime battery warranty that covers all maintenance and repair costs and will replace the battery for free if the charging capacity falls below 70%. The battery subscription policy is viewed as a critical component of easing customers’ transition to electric vehicles, enabling VinFast to become “the car for everyone”
VinFast will assist customers in 2022 and 2023 by offering a battery subscription policy for all EVs sold. Only 50% of vehicles sold after 2024 will be eligible for the aforementioned battery subscription program. The remaining automobiles will be sold equipped with batteries.
VinFast has partnered with a number of leading EV charging companies in the United States and will soon announce these partnership.
VinFast activated its VinFirst NFT exchange on OpenSea, based on the Polygon Platform, by NYIAS 2022. VinFast is the world’s first EV brand to implement Blockchain technology in January 2022 for its VF 8 and VF 9 global reservation program. Customers who make a reservation deposit will receive a non-fungible token (NFT) on the Blockchain called VinFirst NFT. Customers who have made a deposit will be able to use their VinFirst NFT exchange on OpenSea, one of the largest NFT exchanges in the world, beginning in April 2022, bringing convenient trading experiences and numerous offers to VinFast customers.
Additionally, VinFast introduced its 3D Animation NFT collection in collaboration with House of Kibaa, a pioneering Metaverse company. The collection features a futuristic design language and vibrant visual effects, which are expected to provide VinFirst customers and NFT collectors with extraordinary experiences when they own these NFTs.
“Affirming the pioneering position in technology application and always putting our customers first, VinFast constantly studies and cooperates with industry partners to offer excellent experiences. In addition to advanced technologies and premium quality, we also focus on providing unique policies that bring real value and attractive offers to customers globally, encouraging them to come together in the electrified revolution for a more sustainable future.”
Emmanuel Bret, VinFast’s Global Deputy CEO of Sales and Marketing, explained
For the first time at NYIAS 2022, VinFast will offer ride-alongs in the VF 8 model to American customers, allowing them to experience the suite’s key features. This suite is a collection of intelligent features that enable seamless connectivity between home, work, and entertainment.