Vietnam’s electric-auto (EV) maker VinFast mentioned on Thursday it will launch promotions to guard the market competitiveness of its types, a week immediately after Tesla announced aggressive discounting to spur need.

VinFast, which started out operations in 2019, is gearing up to grow in the United States, exactly where it hopes to compete with present automakers by featuring two products, the VF8 and VF9, which have commencing rates of $59,000 and $83,000, respectively.

Tesla is providing its basic Product Y at $52,990 in the U.S. marketplace, a reduction from $65,990.

“As a new brand entering the market, when other makes cut down their costs we have to come up with promotions to ensure VinFast’s competitiveness,” a VinFast spokesperson claimed in a statement.

“We are contemplating several marketing programmes and will announce shortly.”

The statement did not specify whether the promotions would contain rate cuts.

The Vietnamese EV maker begun to ship its 1st batch of 999 EVs to the United States in late November and aims to produce them to consumers this thirty day period, the spokesperson explained.

VinFast has reported it has secured just about 65,000 orders globally and expects to promote 750,000 EVs each year by 2026.

The automaker programs to develop an EV plant in the U.S. point out of North Carolina and is awaiting final regulatory approval from regional officials.