Vietnam’s EV aspiring gives big Potemkin village vibes
Inactive equipment, absent workers, abandoned villages, an empty swimming pool. VinFast is the Vietnamese answer to Tesla, aiming to create 1 million EVs over the next 5-6 years to sell to customers in the US, Canada and Europe. With these lofty goals, the company invited a number of social media influencers, as well as some motoring journalists, to a “four-day, multi-city extravaganza” that it said seemed more strange than convincing. Bloomberg.