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VinFast working with Siemens to produce electric buses

Released at: 15:22, 14/08/2018

VinFast working with Siemens to produce electric buses

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Vingroup auto maker on track to launch first high-quality eBus by end of 2019.

by Thu Hoang

VinFast, a new Vietnamese automotive company under Vingroup, has signed two contracts with Siemens Vietnam on the supply of technology and components for manufacturing electric buses (eBuses) in Vietnam.

The contracts grant VinFast the right to use Siemens technology to manufacture electric motors under license and secure the supply of Siemens components for producing its first eBus.

The two core agreements will enable VinFast to establish a manufacturing supply chain for environmentally-friendly public transport vehicles in Vietnam, contributing to the transformation of the country’s public transport sector towards a more synchronous and modern system.

Over the coming months, VinFast will work closely with Siemens and other technology and manufacturing partners to reach the goal of launching a high quality, high class eBus by the end of 2019.

The company is also developing other environmentally-friendly vehicles such as electric motorcycles, electric cars, and gasoline cars that meet Euro 5 emission standards.

“The two contracts signed with Siemens underline VinFast’s commitment to producing safe, comfortable, high-quality vehicles for a green future,” said Mr. Vo Quang Hue, Deputy CEO of Vingroup. “This pioneering development will contribute to the transformation of public transport in Vietnam.”

“Electric buses are an essential element of sustainable urban public transport systems,” said Siemens Vietnam President and CEO Pham Thai Lai. “Siemens is very pleased to bring in both technology and experience to shape this trend in Vietnam together with VinFast.”

In less than a year since its launch, VinFast has signed a series of agreements with world-class partners from Europe and the US to bring to realization a range of high-quality vehicles, including electric motorcycles, gasoline cars (sedans, SUVs, hatchbacks), electric cars, and electric buses.

Siemens previously partnered with Vingroup to provide solutions to build a digital enterprise, PLM (product lifecycle management) technology, and VinFast’s new Hai Phong factory, which apply the principles of Industry 4.0.

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