VinFast has announced receiving a big order from Autonomy — a US electric vehicle subscription business – for more than 2,500 VF 8 and VF 9 vehicles.
This is VinFast’s largest corporate order to date, and one of Autonomy’s largest electric vehicle orders.
In August 2022, Autonomy, ordered 23,000 electric vehicles across 17 different global automakers, including VinFast, to operate its subscription services. At that time, Autonomy planned to order 400 VF 8 and VF 9 models and now has officially increased the order to more than 2,500 vehicles.
Customers interested in subscribing to a VinFast through Autonomy can sign up via Autonomy’s mobile app and receive the car directly from Autonomy’s AutoNation pickup locations.
According to the agreement, VinFast will begin delivering vehicles to Autonomy over the next 12 months, as it starts exporting vehicles to international markets.
Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vice Chairwoman of Vingroup and Chairwoman of VinFast, said: “This is an exciting moment for VinFast as our vehicles are about to enter the U.S. market. The order from Autonomy is a testament to the trust we have built in the market. Bringing the VF 8 and VF 9 to Autonomy’s EV subscription fleet will give consumers yet another way to experience our brand and discover the benefits of our premium smart EVs. Collaborating with Autonomy will also help us quickly achieve our goal of accelerating the electrified mobility revolution and building a sustainable future for everyone.”
Scott Painter, Founder and CEO of Autonomy, said: “We are excited to add VinFast to our subscription lineup and help raise U.S. consumers’ interest and awareness of VinFast and their luxury electric vehicles through Autonomy’s car subscription. Autonomy’s affordable month-to-month model makes it much easier for consumers to make the switch to an electric vehicle and to consider new brands and models on the market.”
Autonomy’s monthly subscription payment covers the traditional costs of ownership, including routine maintenance, roadside assistance (limitations apply), and standard wear and tear on tyres. Autonomy’s car subscription packages are also fully integrated with insurance for qualified subscribers.