January 09, 2024 Press Release

VinFast Joins Alliance for Automotive Innovation

LAS VEGAS, NV – At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today in Las Vegas, Alliance for Automotive Innovation welcomed global electric vehicle manufacturer VinFast as the association’s newest automotive member.

VinFast is a global EV manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles and is expanding its retail network with dealerships in addition to its stores to distribute their all-electric vehicles.

VinFast is also building its first U.S. manufacturing facility in North Carolina which is expected to start production in 2025. At CES, VinFast showcased its newest EVs including the mini-SUV VF 3 and a VinFast concept truck, the VF Wild, contributing to its existing EV lineup.

At a signing ceremony, VinFast Chairwoman Madame Le Thi Thu Thuy and Alliance for Automotive Innovation President and CEO John Bozzella outlined VinFast’s commitment to automotive electrification and the company’s investment plans in the U.S.

As a member of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, VinFast will share information and best practices to help shape the policy environment on modern technologies, such as the benefits of electric vehicles, personal mobility, autonomous driving, innovations in automotive transportation and connected car technologies.

VinFast will participate in committees and working groups to advocate for policies that promote innovation and investment in the automotive industry, while ensuring safety and environmental sustainability.

Upper left: Alliance for Automotive Innovation President and CEO John Bozzella, VinFast Chairwoman Madame Le Thi Thu Thuy and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United States of America Nguyen Quoc Dzung at today’s signing ceremony

Madame Thuy said: “Our membership demonstrates VinFast’s enduring commitment to become one of the leading EV-only car companies, advancing global electrified mobility. We are honored to join other prestigious automakers, semiconductor and technology leaders, battery manufacturers, suppliers and innovators who have helped create the global transportation industry. We are excited to contribute to the incredible work done by this association and its members to help shape the future of the automotive landscape.”

John Bozzella said: “Alliance for Automotive Innovation represents the iconic companies designing and producing most vehicles sold in the United States and today that includes VinFast an important new voice in global automotive electrification. VinFast is pushing the boundaries of technology and design and has valuable perspective for policymakers in Washington and state capitals. We’re proud to welcome VinFast to our association.”

A list of Alliance for Automotive Innovation members is available here.

The Future is Electric infographic is available here.

Q3 2023 Get Connected EV Report is available here.

About Alliance for Automotive Innovation

From the manufacturers producing most vehicles sold in the U.S. to autonomous vehicle innovators to equipment suppliers, battery producers and semiconductor makers – Alliance for Automotive Innovation represents the full auto industry, a sector supporting 10 million American jobs and five percent of the economy. Active in Washington, D.C. and all 50 states, the association is committed to a cleaner, safer and smarter personal transportation future. www.autosinnovate.org

About VinFast

VinFast – a member of Vingroup – envisions driving the advancement of the global smart electric vehicle revolution. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with globally leading scalability that boasts up to 90 percent automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam.

Strongly committed to the mission of a sustainable future for everyone, VinFast constantly innovates to bring high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experiences, and pricing strategy for all to inspire global customers to jointly create a future of smart mobility and a sustainable planet. Learn more at: https://vinfastauto.us/