VinFast, the Vietnamese automaker looking to launch all-electric models in the U.S., announced its first reservations by a U.S. corporate fleet during VinFast Global EV Day at CES 2022. The reservations for 100 VinFast EV models were made by Artemis DNA, a clinical diagnostic laboratory providing genetic and diagnostic testing.
VinFast said it anticipates completing its first deliveries of VinFast models VF 8 and VF 9 models in the fourth quarter of 2022.It is anticipated that Artemis DNA will take delivery of the VinFast EVs starting in the fourth quarter of this year.
In a statement, Artemis DNA said it has plans to convert its entire fleet to EVs in a continued effort by Artemis DNA to reduce the carbon footprint of its operations.
"It is with the help of innovative companies like VinFast that we are able to continue our work transforming healthcare around the world while still being a good corporate citizen," said Artemis DNA founder and CEO, Emylee Thai in the statement. "Artemis DNA is committed to maintaining our status as an exemplary leader in the diagnostics and healthcare industry."
"We are very pleased that VinFast's electric vehicles received numerous positive feedback from Artemis DNA and U.S. customers as soon as we launched at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, NV," said Madam Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vingroup vice chair and VinFast Global CEO. "This shows the trust of U.S. customers with VinFast's brand and the quality of our electric vehicles."
VinFast VF 8 pricing starts at $41,000 in the U.S. VinFast VF 9 pricing starts at $56,000.