Vinfast launches new e-scooter

Sunday, Nov 04, 2018 18:35

The opening ceremony of Vinfast’s e-scooter factory in the northern city of Hai Phong. — Photo Vingroup

Automaker VinFast on Saturday launched its first e-scooter model at the opening ceremony of its factory in the northern city of Hai Phong.

The company also revealed its comprehensive e-scooter ecosystem for the factory that meets international standards and demands of less noise and air pollution.

The first e-scooter model, named “Klara”, was a combination of elegance, fashion, efficiency, good performance and smart features, Vinfast said in its statement.

Designed for the domestic market only, the new e-scooter product would suit Vietnamese drivers and traffic and environmental conditions.

The new e-scooter can travel without producing noise and emissions, and it could help save a lot of money compared to other products.

It is also equipped with modern features such as 3G internet, GPS, remote locking and trip data synchronisation.

The new model has two versions that use either lithium-ion battery or lead-acid batteries, and is able to travel for 80 kilometres on a single charge.

Vinfast also plans to launch four new e-scooter models by the end of 2019, and later three for students.

Vinfast’s e-scooter factory covers an area of 6.4 hectares with its first-phase capacity of 250,000 scooters each year. The capacity designed for the second phase is 500,000 scooters each year and could reach one million.

It targeted to become Southeast Asia’s most modern e-scooter factory, Vinfast said. — VNS

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