|VinFast's VF8 eSUV in California. — Photo courtersy of Vinfast|
HÀ NỘI — VinFast on April 18 announced that the VF 8 eSUV has been approved for eligibility in the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
The addition of the VF 8 to the CVRP list of eligible vehicles means VinFast customers in California who buy or lease a new VF 8 will be able to apply for a CVRP rebate of US$2,000 to $7,500.
The CVRP applies to all VF 8s sold or leased in California, retroactively from March of this year. Eligible customers in California can apply for the rebate via the CVRP website.
Receiving CARB eligibility approval of the VF 8 allows the model to qualify for inclusion in several other state incentive programs administered by the Center for Sustainable Energy including Oregon, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. In addition, the VF 8 and VF 9 have also been officially added to the list of vehicles eligible for California’s Clean Air Vehicle Decal Program which grants free HOV lane access for zero-emission vehicles.
VinFast’s second EV batch exported to North America, including 1,879 VF 8 standard models, left MPC Port (Hai Phong, Vietnam) on April 16. It is expected to arrive at Benicia Port, California in May. The shipment includes 1,098 VF 8s for the US market that are also eligible for CVRP for California customers. — VNS