The US car subscription start-up Autonomy has announced that the company ordered 2,500 VinFast vehicles for its growing fleet.
VinFast will provide their midsize VF 8 and the three-row VF 9 to Autonomy.
This is the first major deal for VinFast and certainly builds a little confidence before the Vietnamese company has delivered a single vehicle.
VinFast has around 65,000 pre-orders for its vehicles but did not detail how many of them are in the United States and Canada.
This is the second order of VinFast vehicles for Autonomy.
The company ordered 400 vehicles back in August as part of a diversification strategy for the company.
Back then, the company purchased 23,000 EVs from 17 different automakers.
Autonomy’s Founder and CEO, Scott Painter, said this about the deal:
We happen to be at the right place at the right time. VinFast entered the market when customers like us, as fleet buyers, we were ready. We represent a way for them to sort of sidestep the traditional auto lending and auto leasing side of the business.
The new VinFast deal puts them in third place behind Tesla and General Motors in total vehicles in the Autonomy fleet.
In the press release, VinFast confirmed the company would start deliveries to Autonomy over the next 12 months.
However, they did not detail when the vehicle would make its North American debut, although it is expected to happen before the end of the year.