RALEIGH – VinFast’s electric VF 8 SUV is now eligible for rebates from the state of California that rage from $2,000 to $7,500. More than 1,000 VF 8s were shipped to the U.S. on Tuesday.
The move means the VinFast vehicles also now become eligible for Center for Sustainable Energy managed rebates in Oregon, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, VinFast noted.
North Carolina, which is where VinFast is building its first plant in North America, is not on the list.
The U.S. on Monday updated its list of vehicles eligible for rebates for EVs manufactured in the U.S.
The Vietnam-based electric vehicle manufacturer said Tuesday the California Air Resources Board has added the VF 8 to its Clean Vehicle Rebate Project eligibility list. The rebates are retroactive to March of this year.
Eligible consumers are those who either buy or lease the vehicle.
“State incentives like the CVRP help VinFast enhance its competitiveness in the key North American market,” Ms. Van Anh Nguyen, CEO of VinFast North America, said in a statement. “The incentives also help motivate customers to quickly transition to electric vehicles. I believe that, with VinFast’s product quality, competitive sales policies and state incentive programs, VinFast electric vehicles will become a popular choice, further accelerating the movement to smart and green mobility.”
VinFast dispatched its second group of vehicles to the U.S. from Vietnam on Tuesday.