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VinFast stops producing gas-powered cars earlier than planned

By Le Hoang

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HCMC – Vietnamese carmaker VinFast yesterday, July 15, announced it had ceased the production of gasoline-powered cars, after the final Lux and Fadil gas-powered cars were ordered by customers.

From now until the end of next month, the carmaker will focus on manufacturing the last gas-powered vehicles to fulfill orders, and then switch to making electric vehicles.

The cessation took place earlier than planned, at the end of 2022, as the number of customers ordering the Lux and Fadil models soared sharply.

After producing enough cars for signed orders, VinFast will focus solely on manufacturing electric vehicles.

The carmaker said that the halt in gasoline cars does not affect its commitments related to the quality of service it offers its customers.

According to VinFast, it has adjusted up the warranty period for all car models to 10 years and offered more convenient services, including mobile services and an expanded network of service workshops across Vietnam. The automaker has also prepared a huge volume of car parts to ensure that the repair and maintenance services will last until the end of the vehicles’ life cycles.

Besides, customers owning VinFast gasoline cars can switch to electronic ones and receive additional support valued at VND30 million through VinFast’s customer care program.

On January 6 this year, at the 2022 CES technology conference in the United States, VinFast announced that it would stop manufacturing gasoline cars and switch to electric ones by the end of the year.

In Vietnam, VinFast began delivering its first electric car models, VF e34, in late 2021. As of June 2022, over 2,200 VF e34s found buyers.

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