In August 2022, electric vehicle subscription company 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 can learn about VinFast vehicles at any of VinFast’s six stores in California. 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 or have it delivered to their home.
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, shared: “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.”
“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.” – Scott Painter, Founder and CEO of Autonomy.
Autonomy’s car subscription model offers the fastest, easiest and cheapest way for consumers to get an electric vehicle without long-term debt or the commitment that comes with buying or traditional leasing. Autonomy’s monthly payment covers the traditional costs of ownership, including routine maintenance, roadside assistance (limitations apply), and standard wear and tear on tires. Autonomy’s car subscription packages are also fully integrated with insurance for qualified subscribers.
Autonomy subscribers can pay their subscription entirely on their credit card or through their bank account. They also have the flexibility to subscribe month to month after a three-month minimum hold period. Booking an Autonomy subscription and customizing the monthly payment can be done entirely on the app (Google Play Store or Apple App Store). Autonomy is also available for delivery to subscribers within a few weeks, instead of the six- to nine-month wait for vehicles acquired through a conventional loan or lease.
In addition to VF 8 and VF 9, VinFast also showcased VF 6 and VF 7 models presented in segments B and C at LA Auto Show 2022. VinFast has already started delivering the VF 8 to Vietnamese customers and the VF 8 and VF 9 are currently open for global reservations. VinFast also offers flexible sales options for customers purchasing vehicles with batteries or with a battery subscription program. VinFast’s EVs are also warranted for up to 10 years — one of the best warranty policies in the market.