RALEIGH, NC—VinFast recently held a groundbreaking ceremony here for its new EV assembly plant. The Vietnam-based automaker’s factory will produce the VF 7, VF 8 and VF 9 models, with an expected production capacity of 150,000 vehicles per year. Production is slated to begin in 2025.

“Today’s event marks a new milestone for VinFast, affirming our commitment to the North American market,” says Le Thi Thu Thuy, CEO of VinFast. “Not only will this project create thousands of jobs and contribute to North Carolina’s economic development, but electric vehicles produced here will also bring additional economic benefits to consumers. We alook forward to contributing to the development of the North Carolina community—our second home—during the production and business operation here.”