Vietnamese conglomerate, Vingroup previously announced the creation of VinBus, an electric bis service that aims to create a modern public transportation system in the country with reduced noise and emissions. VinBus is planning to launch in the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho in March 2020.
VinBus is a major part of Vingroup’s electric strategy. Vingroup Vice President Nguyen Viet Quang said in a release that “ever since joining the automobile-motorcycle manufacturing industry, we have been determined to develop and popularize environmentally friendly electric cars to gradually replacing gasoline vehicles. Participating in public transport with our smart electric buses is a very important step, moving us forward in applying advanced technology as well as creating a fresh and modern urban environment.”
VinBus will only operate electric buses which will be manufactured by fellow Vingroup subsidiary VinFast. VinFast is currently working on the VinBus factory. The company has partnered with Siemens which will provide technology and components for production.