Vietnamese battery electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer VinFast and Shell Recharge Solutions on Thursday announced a new collaboration to supply advanced at-home charging equipment and services to VinFast customers in Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

In a statement VinFast said the collaboration supports both VinFast’s entrance as a major EV manufacturer in the European market and Shell Recharge Solutions’ mission to enable cleaner transportation for everyone, driving the way towards a lower-carbon future.

According to the statement, VinFast customers will be able to conveniently order charging equipment and installation from Shell Recharge Solutions using the VinFast app.

The VinFast app is designed to provide clarity and reassurance, guiding customers through a potentially unfamiliar EV purchasing process.

VinFast said the ability to deliver a simple and effective customer journey, as well as a strong future technology roadmap, makes Shell Recharge Solutions the ideal partner to VinFast’s digital-centric approach to the market.

Shell Recharge Solutions charge points include functionalities such as scheduled charging and remote charging management, which will become increasingly important as more widespread EV adoption influences power demand and grid operation.

The two companies are committed to jointly exploring development of advanced energy services that will benefit future needs of VinFast customers.

“The partnership between VinFast and Shell Recharge Solutions is a clear statement of intent; two companies committed to influencing positive environmental change, working closely to accelerate the EV revolution by making low-carbon technology an attainable reality,” said Ho Thanh Huong, Chief Executive Officer of VinFast in Europe.

“We believe that the turnkey packages offered by Shell Recharge Solutions would provide VinFast customers with an optimized home-charging experience, and the company’s reputation for development of charging technology would help reassure first-time EV customers and make their purchasing journey as straightforward as possible,” he said.

Currently, VinFast’s VF8 and VF9 are being offered to European customers on a reservation basis. VinFast announced its plan to open more than 50 VinFast Stores across France, Germany, and the Netherlands, beginning by the end of 2022.

The EVs will be available with Shell Recharge charge points when they go on sale in the market.

“VinFast is an innovative EV manufacturer which is driving a fast, ambitious market rollout. This will help to accelerate the European road towards electrified mobility,” said Melanie Lane, Chief Executive Officer of Shell Recharge Solutions Europe.

“We’re proud to have been chosen as VinFast’s partner to enable at-home charging on the continent. We know from our published consumer research, the EV Driver Survey, that ease of use is the most important aspect when selecting a charge point,

“By integrating the purchase of the charge point via VinFast’s app we aim that the EV driver journey becomes even more seamless,” he added.

VinFast – a member of Vingroup – envisioned to drive the movement of global smart electric vehicle revolution. Established in 2017, the firm owns a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with globally leading scalability that boasts up to 90 percent automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam.

Shell Recharge Solutions is a global leader in smart EV charging solutions, enabling cleaner transportation for our customers. The company is part of the Shell Group.

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