VinFast unveiled its initial electric car lineup in the second part of January 2021, consisting of three crossovers of various sizes. The VF6, a subcompact model with a thin and high body as well as a rounded appearance, was the smallest of them all.
The VinFast VF e34 or VF6 is a 2021 electric small crossover SUV produced and sold by Vingroup’s VinFast.
Customers in Vietnam have received their first vehicles from VinFast. This is the VF6 electric SUV, from which VinFast aims to deliver tens of thousands more in January 2022. Michael Lohscheller, the German CEO, has quit after barely four months on the job.
A mid-size SUV, the VF e34. This C-segment model, on the other hand, will not be available in Europe, where VinFast plans to launch the VF e35 in the D-segment and the VF 3 36 in the E-segment.
The maker forms this model in the C-segment, as previously stated. Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Subaru Forester, and Mitsubishi Outlander are some of the cars that the vinfast e34 will compete against.
The trusted Vietnamese brand, the first pure electric car manufactured in Vietnam, the competitive price in the segment, the motor that provides a unique and interesting driving experience, environmental protection, and manufacturer incentives for car owners are all competitive factors for this car.
E-Motor, Transmission, and Performance
The VinFast VF6 can drive 300 kilometers on a single charge in optimal conditions. Furthermore, the automobile may be charged in 15 minutes for 180 kilometers.
This is a battery-powered car with no internal combustion engine. Two electric motors with a combined capacity of 147 horsepower (110kW) and a maximum torque of 242Nm are used.
The VinFast e34 will be equipped with a 110 kW motor producing 242 Nm of torque and 18-inch wheels. With a 42-kilowatt-hour battery, it will be able to go 300 kilometers on a single charge. A 110kW/242Nm electric motor powers the front-wheel-drive VF e34, which is suspended by MacPherson struts in the front and a torsion beam in the back. Remote software updates, car issue diagnostics and warnings, remote customer assistance, trip planning, and a charging station locating guide are among the sophisticated features.
The VinFast VF e34 is a front-wheel-drive car powered by two electric motors.
The manufacturer VinFast does not provide details about the gearbox. However, electric cars (pure electric vehicles) are nearly never fitted with gearboxes across the world.
Lubricants are used to lubricate and protect engines in vehicles that use internal combustion engines. The VinFast VF e34, on the other hand, only has an electric motor. As a result, the oil for vinfast e34 does not need to be changed.
Range, Charge & Battery
VinFast also officially unveiled its new battery rental package for clients in Vietnam with the delivery of the first batch of electric cars. Customers are allowed to drive up to 500 kilometers each month for a monthly membership charge of 26 euros. 0.04 euros is levied for each additional kilometer. If the Auuk’s useful capacity falls below 70% of its new value, VinFast will replace the battery at no cost to you. The battery rental is free for the first year for the first 25,000 clients. Every year on September 1st, the monthly costs will be modified to reflect current power and gasoline prices.
The VinFast VF e34’s battery is a 42kWh lithium-ion battery that meets IP67 waterproof specifications. The VinFast VF e34’s battery offers quick charging of up to 60% ( capable of traveling 180km) in 15 minutes.
There’s also information regarding VinFast’s own charging posts, which costs €0.10 per kWh at public VinFast stations. From the 31st minute, if the automobile is completely charged, 0.04€/min is charged. The costs of charging are included in the battery rental. It’s unclear whether VinFast will provide a similar charging service in Europe, and if so, what the terms would be.
For a maximum distance of 1400 kilometers, the monthly subscription charge for VinFast electric car batteries is VND 1,450,000. (equivalent to the average monthly travel of at least 01 car). Customers must pay an extra 998 VND/km if they go more than 1400 km.
Exterior & Interior Design
The VinFast VF e34 measures 4300 x 1793 x 1613mm in length, width, and height, respectively. At no load, ground clearance is 180mm, while at full load, it is 140mm. The car’s unladen weight is 1490kg. Summer tires are mounted on 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The VF e34’s headlights, fog lights, daytime running lights, taillights, and brake lights are all LED. The headlights, in particular, can modify phase and cos automatically.
White (Brahminy White), Silver (De Sat Silver), Gray (Neptune Grey), Blue (Aurora Blue), Green (Deep Ocean), Red (Mystique Red), Brown (Cormoran Brown), Black are the eight exterior colors available for the VinFast VF e34 (Jet Black).
On the VinFast VF e34, the rearview mirror may be electronically adjusted, folded, and integrated with turn signal lights.
Black VinFast VF e34 vehicle glass. This car’s whole glass (save the windscreen) is black in hue to provide increased privacy for occupants inside. The windshield, in particular, is UV resistant. The electric switch on the VinFast VF e34 vehicle glass is one-touch.
The VinFast VF e34 also has a rear camera system that may be used to reverse the vehicle.
The vehicle features a total of five seats, including the driver’s seat.
Leather or vinyl synthetic upholstery is available for the inside of the automobile. Leather covers the standard steering wheel.
The interior color options for the VinFast VF e34 are Black (Granite Black) and Beige (Sand Beige).
When the last row of seats is occupied, the trunk storage capacity is 290 liters. To enhance storage capacity, the rear seats may be folded 60:40. The trunk has an electronic opening and shutting feature as well.
On the VinFast VF e34, all seats may be changed in six directions. The seats on this automobile offer seat heating and ventilation on the high-end variant.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Two-level headlights with higher LED daytime running LEDs and lower lenses with road lights decorate the front part. The center console in the passenger compartment is dominated by a vertical touchscreen panel for operating the entertainment system, which is maintained in a consistently dark color. The vehicle was built on an in-house created platform, unlike the earlier LUX A2.0 and LUX SA2.0 versions.
On the VinFast VF e34, the air conditioning system incorporates an automated adjustment function. In addition, with a HEPA filter incorporating activated carbon, this system can manage air quality, filter, and remove PM2.5 small particles. In the second row, there are air conditioning vents that may be changed automatically.
Apple CarPlay is available in the VinFast VF e34 vehicle. A 7-inch TFT LCD driver information dashboard, 02 USB ports, a 10-inch touchscreen entertainment screen, 6-speaker system, Wi-Fi / Bluetooth, phone connection (Android Auto/Apple Carplay), FM/AM radio are all included in the VinFast VF e34 display and infotainment system.
Driving Experience & Safety
VinFast is concerned about its customers’ safety. The VinFast VF e34 has been thoroughly tested and meets the world’s most stringent safety requirements. EURO NCAP 5 stars (premium version) and ASEAN NCAP 4 stars, respectively (standard version). Furthermore, the battery system’s placement beneath the car helps to lower the vehicle’s center of gravity, making it more difficult for it to flip over. Moreover, the battery pack can resist temperatures ranging from -40 to 80 degrees Celsius.
- Airbags: In the case of a collision, the VinFast VF e34 is equipped with 06 airbags, assuring the driver and passengers’ protection.
- Safety features: The VinFast VF e34 comes with a slew of safety measures. ABS (anti-lock braking system), ESC (electronic stability control), BA (emergency brake assist), HSA (horizontal departure assist), and a 360-degree surrounding monitoring system are among them.
- The Surrounding Monitoring System, often known as the 360-degree camera, is included on the VinFast VF e34.
- There is a blind spot alert on the VinFast VF e34. The car also includes lane departure warning, cross-traffic warning while reversing, and incoming traffic alert when opening the car door.
- Is it better to have self-driving cars or not? The VinFast VF e34, according to VinFast, is capable of self-driving and belongs to level 2 – partial autopilot.
The VinFast VF e34 takes 8 hours to completely charge in regular charging mode. After 15 minutes of charging, the automobile may get a 60 percent charge ( expected to reach a travel limit of 180 kilometers).
Is the vehicle smart? As per the manufacturing company, the VinFast VF e34 is equipped with cutting-edge advances in artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Deep Learning (Deep Learning), Face Recognition, Multilingual Virtual Assistant with Vietnamese language support, and the system automatically detects, warns, and notifies medical facilities in the event of an accident….
In addition, the VinFast VF e34 can update software automatically, identify vehicle issues automatically, and contact the service facility automatically.
VinFast VF e34 Price & Sales
First, the VF e34 will be available in the Vietnamese domestic market, where the manufacturer aims to begin accepting orders on March 24, 2021, with deliveries beginning in November of that year. As with the VF8 and VF9 models, the VF8 and VF9 models are bigger.
The automobile costs 690 million VND (30,000 USD), however, VinFast is giving a discounted pricing of 590 million VND (25,600 USD) with a free 12-month battery membership for pre-orders placed before June 30, 2021.
In Vietnam, the first batch of VF e34 EVs will come with a new battery leasing plan. VinFast has cut the minimum monthly mileage from 1,400 km to 500 km as part of the package, and VinFast will replace the lithium-ion battery pack in the VF e34 if the recharge capacity falls below 70%.
According to Vinfast, 25,000 buyers have made reservations for the VF e34 electric car model in Vietnam six months after its introduction in 2021. For the first 12 months, the first 25,000 VinFast EV customers will receive complimentary battery rental.
The first batch of 100 vfe34 electric vehicles was delivered to Vietnamese consumers in December 2022. The VF e34 is VinFast’s first battery-electric vehicle model, as well as the first electric car to be built and marketed in Vietnam. The start of manufacturing is also the first stage in VinFast’s plan to sell its electric vehicles in the United States.
The VF6 Warranty
The VF6 has 10 years warranty.
The VF e34 Specifications
|Also called||Vinfast VF31|
VinFast VF e34
VinFast VF 6
|Assembly||Cát Hải, Vietnam (VinFast Trading and Production LLC, Hai Phong Plant)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Subcompact luxury crossover SUV (C)|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Layout||Front motor front-wheel-drive|
|Motor||single 110 kW electric motor with 242Nm torque|
|Battery||44.5 kWh lithium-ion (EV)|
|Electric range||300km (claimed)|
|Wheelbase||2,611 mm (102.8 in)|
|Length||4,300 mm (169.3 in)|
|Width||1,793 mm (70.6 in)|
|Height||1,613 mm (63.5 in)|
|Curb weight||1490 kg|