VinFast VF 8 City Edition gets an EPA rating, and it’s not great


VinFast’s entry into North America has been rocky, and the EPA ratings that just dropped for the City Edition will not help.

The VinFast VF 8 City Edition Eco and City Edition Plus finally have their official EPA ratings, and the vehicles struggled.

EPA Combined Ranges are: (via InsideEVs)

  • VinFast VF 8 City Edition Eco: 207 miles (333 km)
  • VinFast VF 8 City Edition Plus: 191 miles (307 km)

VinFast still has two other versions of the VF8 we have yet to see on the EPA site. The Standard Edition Eco and Plus are supposed to get more range than the City Edition, with the Standard Edition vehicles having an 87.7 kWh battery compared to the City Edition with an 82 kWh battery.

The range is not the only place where the VinFast VF8 City Editions fell flat. The vehicle also had a poor energy efficiency rating.

The VinFast VF 8 City Edition Eco had:

Combined 87 MPGe
City 89 MPGe
Highway 85 MPGe

The VinFast VF 8 City Edition Plus had:

Combined 80 MPGe
City 82 MPGe
Highway 78 MPGe

These numbers are closer to something you would see on a sports car or large vehicle, not a mid-size SUV.

As we wait for the Standard Edition official numbers, we must say this is another disappointment. The VF8 showed promise but has underdelivered with the City Edition. Will the Standard Edition come through, or will the VF8 fall flat across the board?

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