Vietnam's EV maker Vinfast plans to build U.S. battery factory -CEO


FILE PHOTO: The VinFast logo is seen on a car during the first press day of the Paris auto show, in Paris, France, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Vietnamese car maker VinFast plans to build electric vehicle battery cells and packs in its planned U.S. manufacturing complex, its global chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday.

VinFast, part of Vingroup JSC, the largest conglomerate in the Communist-ruled country, had previously said it planned to start producing electric vehicles in the United States in the second half of 2024.

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