VinFast All Set To Launch Klara S Model Electric Scooter In The Indian EV Market
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VinFast All Set To Launch Klara S Model Electric Scooter In The Indian EV Market

News by Team Drivio | Feb 29, 2024

VinFast, the Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer, has set its sights on entering India's booming two-wheeler EV market.

  • Patent registered for Klara S electric scooter model
  • Manufacturing facility under construction in Tamil Nadu
  • The electric scooter offers premium features at accessible pricing 

The company has already secured land and begun construction on a production plant in the state. VinFast seems eager to compete in the rapidly growing affordable electric scooter space in India by leveraging its lightweight, long-range models designed for global markets.

Top Speed78 kph
Motor PowerPeak: 3 kW / Nominal: 1.8 kW
Battery TypeLithium Iron Phosphate
Battery Capacity3.5 kWh
Max Range194 km (estimated)

VinFast Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility in Tamil Nadu

Just last week, VinFast broke ground on its EV manufacturing plant in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu spanning over 400 acres of land. The facility is expected to commence operations within two years. This move shows the company's serious intent to cater to the Indian audience.

Electric Scooter Model Klara S Granted Patent

The company was granted an Indian design patent for its Klara S electric scooter model. With similar performance specs as popular models in India, VinFast seems eager to compete in the value electric scooter segment.

Comparable Range and Speed to Indian Market Leaders

The Klara S can achieve a top speed of 78kph, on par with well-known scooters like the TVS iQube. Featuring a 3.5 kWh Lithium Iron Phosphate battery, VinFast claims a maximum range of 194km under standard conditions.

Ultra-Lightweight Body, Approachable Seat Height

Weighing just 122kg with the battery pack, the Klara S promises practicality with its lightweight body and a seat just 760mm from the ground, adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of riders.

High-End Features Target Premium Market

The electric scooter packs premium features like a large 14-inch front wheel, front and rear disc brakes, and a spacious 23-litre storage boot. With an ex-Vietnam cost of over Rs. 1 lakh, the Klara S positions itself as a premium urban commuting solution.

As a relatively new but rapidly evolving player, VinFast's patent registration displays its serious ambition in India's high-potential electric two-wheeler space. Its upcoming local production facility and globally proven products could make it a formidable contender vying for Indian customers.