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VinFast delivers EVs to U.S. drivers in first for Vietnamese maker

Vietnam's biggest company enters tepid market that is hitting rivals Tesla, Rivian

The arrival of VinFast electric vehicles means Vietnamese cars are hitting U.S. pavement for the first time. (Photo courtesy of Vingroup)

HO CHI MINH CITY -- VinFast electric vehicles have hit the road in the U.S. for the first time, after the company, a unit of Vietnam's Vingroup, said it made a delayed delivery to California drivers.

The 45 SUVs arriving from Vietnam are a fraction of the 999 EVs that were supposed to reach Americans, starting in December.

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