“VinFast in India; begins construction of first EV facility in Tamil Nadu”

VinFast, Vietnam's leading electric vehicle manufacturer, officially broke ground on its first integrated electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing facility in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. This landmark project, creating employment opportunities for approximately 3,500 local workers.

The ceremony was graced by Mr M. K. Stalin, Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu; Mr Dr. T. R. B. Rajaa, Honorable Minister for Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu; Mr V. Arun Roy IAS, Industries Secretary, Member of Parliament - Thoothukudi constituency; Ministers of state, MLAs (Members of Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu), senior representatives from the State government and the VinFast India leadership team.

Spanning 400 acres within the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) industrial estate, the electric vehicle facility boasts a total initial investment of 500 million dollars over 5 years, with a projected capacity of 150,000 vehicles annually. This will create jobs for 3,000 to 3,500 local people. While strengthening partnerships with world-leading suppliers, VinFast also plans to promote localisation, contributing positively to local economic growth.

Mr. Pham Sanh Chau, CEO of VinFast India, commented on this historic milestone, stating, "By establishing an integrated electric vehicle facility, the company's commitment to job creation, green transportation, and strategic partnerships solidifies VinFast's position as a major player in the electric vehicle industry. This milestone strengthens the bonds between the robust economies of Vietnam and India."

Hon'ble Minister Dr. T. R. B. Rajaa added, "VinFast's entry into India reaffirms Tamil Nadu's progressive industrial policies and its role as a global automotive innovation and manufacturing hub. Tamil Nadu will match VinFast's ambitious growth plans in the country and is committed to making zero-emission mobility widely accessible. We believe the project will substantially contribute to the local economic advancement, job creation, and technical skill development of the people of Tamil Nadu."


In addition to the manufacturing facilities, VinFast aims to establish a nationwide dealership network to build a strong brand presence and swiftly connect with customers across the country. VinFast is committed to providing the Indian market with premium quality products, competitive pricing, and outstanding after-sales services to make electric mobility widely accessible and strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and India.