Just got an important license, VinFast ‘starts to work’ with an important $ 4 billion project in the US

Tram Ho

VinFast recently said that it has obtained an important license in the US, allowing it to start construction of a factory here.

Specifically, VinFast has been granted an Air Permit (rough translation: Emission certification), which is one of the environmental certifications it needs to build a $4 billion electric vehicle factory in North Carolina. , America. VinFast also said that it continues to apply for other certifications for the factory, but with Air Permit certification, the company was able to proceed with construction.

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After having Air Permit, VinFast can deploy the construction of phase 1.

A representative of VinFast told the media that “Air Permit allows us to start construction phase 1. We will start soon”. However, a specific start time is not mentioned; It is known that before that, VinFast had completed the site preparation.

In phase 1, VinFast will build a factory with a capacity of 150,000 vehicles/year. Total investment at this stage is 2 billion USD. In phase 2, VinFast will focus on producing batteries for electric vehicles. According to the plan, VinFast’s factory in North Carolina, USA will start operating from 2024, helping to create more than 7,000 jobs.

According to the information VinFast has previously provided, its factory in North Carolina, USA has an area of ​​​​about 800 hectares, divided into 3 main areas: Production of cars and electric buses; Battery production; and auxiliary workshops for suppliers.

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VinFast’s factory in the US has an area of ​​​​about 800 hectares.

According to information posted on the portal of the Environmental Quality Agency of North Carolina, USA, VinFast has completed the application for Air Permit since December and the company has just received the certificate since February 9. .

In addition to emissions certification, VinFast has also applied for a certificate from the US Army Corps of Engineers – a unit established to minimize the harm to water and swamp quality.

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Inside a VinFast showroom in the US.

The factory in the US can be considered the most important “move” for VinFast. The local factory helps VinFast produce more competitive products; In addition, the car factory in the US is also an important condition for VinFast cars to meet the criteria of receiving tax incentives of up to 7,500 USD from the US government.

This incentive is an important issue, directly affecting the competitiveness of an electric vehicle in the market. Criteria for approval to receive incentives focus on the origin of the vehicle and the origin of raw materials, with priority given to products from the US or allied countries.

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VinFast will bring cars from Vietnam while the factory in the US is under construction.

While the factory in North Carolina, USA is under construction, VinFast will import the whole car from Vietnam. Lot of 999 units of VinFast VF8 City Edition have docked in the US. The price of VinFast VF8 has also just been adjusted, after Tesla drastically reduced prices for its two best-selling models – Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y (VinFast VF8’s rival).

After adjusting the price, VinFast VF8 Eco City version in the US costs 49,000 USD (equivalent to 1.17 billion VND), Plus City version costs 56,000 USD (equivalent to 1.33 billion VND).

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Source : Genk