VinFast offers EV battery subscription for Canada

Though the VF 8 and VF 9 are not available to consumers until the later half of this year, VinFast Canada has issued a statement about its battery subscription pricing for these two vehicles. Each model will be available in two versions: the Eco and Plus. There will be two battery options for each version with different target range estimates per full charge (WLTP).

“VinFast aims to contribute to driving the movement of the electrified mobility industry in Canada and around the world,” said VinFast Deputy CEO Global Sales and Marketing, Emmanunel Bret. “By offering customers outstanding policies and various choices, we want to support them in their transition to electric vehicles and make premium electric vehicle ownership attainable to everyone thanks to reasonable pricing and advanced technologies, and to make VinFast a popular electric vehicle brand in the Canadian market.”

According to VinFast Canada’s press release, The VF 8 Eco comes equipped with two first battery variants that support a range of up to 420 km (battery variant 1) and 471 km (battery variant 2) on a full charge.

The VF 9 comes equipped with two first battery variants that support a range of up to 438 km (battery variant 1) and 594 km (battery variant 2) on a full charge for the Eco version, and 423 km and 580 km for variants 1 and 2 respectively for the Plus version.

VinFast will offer customers two battery subscription plans, which are the Flexible and Fixed, to satisfy their various needs. The Fixed Plan comes with unlimited range, while the Flexible Plan allows users to travel up to 500 km/month and charges an additional fee from the 501st kilometre.

Customers who make a reservation for the VF 8 or VF 9 in 2022 and subscribe to the Fixed plan will be offered a permanent subscription fee for the product’s lifetime. This policy is automatically transferred to the new owner after the vehicle is sold.

VinFast has committed to providing a lifetime battery warranty covering all maintenance and repair costs and will replace the battery for free when charging capacity dips below 70 per cent, and will also be responsible for a new recycling program to minimize environmental impacts.

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