VinFast, the electric vehicle manufacturer from Vietnam, has announced its plans to invest an initial $500 million to establish an integrated facility in India and enter the world’s third-largest automobile market.

Through a memorandum of understanding with the state government of Tamil Nadu, VinFast intends to invest up to $2 billion, although no specific timeframe has been provided.

Construction of the facility in Thoothukudi, with a potential annual capacity of 150,000 units, is expected to begin this year. This project is projected to create 3,000-3,500 job opportunities.