Vinfast launches electric motorcycle
This morning, Vinfast launched its first electric motorcycle model in Haiphong on the occasion of the opening ceremony of its electric motorcycle manufacturing factory after more than one year of construction.
The first model is named Klara and will be offered in two formats. Vinfast expects to start marketing these products on November 17. The firm expects to issue seven electric motorcycle models next year.
The factory has a capacity of 250,000 units per year in the first phase and will be expanded to produce 500,000 units in the second phase. Besides, Vinfast plans to increase the total capacity of the factory to 1 million units per year.
The vehicles can cover 80 kilometres on a full charge at an average 30 kilometres per hour. Their maximum speed will be around 50 kilometres per hour.
Vinfast is looking for distributors across the country. Besides, Vinfast and PV Oil signed a business co-operation agreement between the two companies. This cooperation aims to increase efficiency and develop the market share of petroleum and non-petroleum services, especially to catch up with the trend of electric cars in the coming time, by working together and utilising each other’s respective strengths.
Accordingly, the two sides will deploy charging points for electric vehicles at PV Oil’s petroleum stations and authorised agents of PVOIL; invest in building, expanding, and trading non-petroleum services (convenience stores and automobile repair stations, among others) at PV Oil’s petroleum stations; co-operate in building and trading petroleum stations in Vingroup’s urban centres and industrial parks; as well as prioritise the use of products and services of each party (PV Oil Easy, PV Oil Mobile, VinMec, VinSchool, VinHomes).
Besides, Vinfast is looking for other partners to expand its network of electric vehicle charging points.
Previously in October 2017, the representatives of Vingroup and Bosch Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), marking an important milestone between the two parties, according to information published on Vingroup’s website.
According to the MoU, Bosch Vietnam will supply parts and components to Vinfast’s automobiles. Besides, it will advise and support Vinfast to implement software for motorcycles and automobiles as well as business management.