Selex Motors – The Vietnamese Dream: Ambition to Realize Green Transportation in Vietnam

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Selex Motors was thrilled to host BBC News reporters for a visit to their electric motorcycle assembly plant in Gia Lam District, Hanoi.

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During the factory tour, Mr. Nguyen Nguyen (CEO Selex Motors) provided an introduction to the development process, production operations, and the advantages of the Selex electric motorcycle ecosystem. On the BBC News representative side, expressed surprise and enthusiasm while test-driving the Selex Camel electric motorcycle and offered glowing praise for this ecosystem.

Nguyen Huu Phuoc Nguyen - CEO Selex Motors introduced electric mobility ecosystem
Mr. Nguyen Huu Phuoc Nguyen – CEO Selex Motors introduced electric mobility ecosystem

In the BBC News article titled “US denies Cold War with China in historic Vietnam visit,” author Laura Bricker shares her perspective on the relationship between Vietnam and the United States, as well as the contributions of Selex Motors to the development of green and sustainable energy as follows.

Vietnam has a young and highly educated workforce. It has also fostered a spirit of entrepreneurship which makes it highly attractive to US investors – especially those who are looking to move their manufacturing bases out of China.

Big names including Dell, Google, Microsoft and Apple have all shifted parts of their supply chains to Vietnam in recent years. The US also considers it a promising market for weapons and military equipment as Hanoi tries to wean off Moscow. 

Washington is also keen to help Vietnam become an integral part of the world’s semiconductor supply chain and develop its electronics sector – areas which have become contentious as the US tries to restrict China’s access to advanced tech.

And yet Vietnam may not see its new partnership with the US as choosing one side or the other. As Beijing’s economy slows, Hanoi’s closer relationship with Washington is only pragmatic. 

“I was in America for seven years and I knew about the American dream and I got that opportunity. But I thought, I have a bigger dream. The Vietnamese dream,” says Nguyen Huu Phuoc Nguyen, co-founder and CEO of Selex Motors.

The BBC reporter was impressed when experiencing the Selex Camel electric vehicle.
The BBC reporter was impressed when experiencing the Selex Camel electric vehicle

He is standing in the company’s warehouse pointing at his e-scooter production line. Mr Nguyen started the business five years ago. Now he has contracts with major delivery firms from Grab to Lazada. 

He grew up in a tiny village in central Vietnam without electricity. In his lifetime, he has seen his country develop from one of the poorest in the world to one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. “I wanted to contribute to build a prosperous and sustainable Vietnam, to fully utilize our opportunities and potential. We have missed a lot of opportunities. But I feel that it is the right time and we are the right generation to make it happen.” 

Mr. Nguyen Nguyen (CEO Selex Motors) aspires to bring the electric motorcycle ecosystem to the global market.
Mr. Nguyen Nguyen (CEO Selex Motors) aspires to bring the electric motorcycle ecosystem to the global market

While he talks, bosses of a Chinese delivery company are waiting in the wings to discuss a deal. Also watching are Foreign Office officials who accompanied the BBC throughout its rare visit to Vietnam.

Selex Motors aims to harness its self-reliance and domestic resources to become a prominent international company in the electric vehicle and green energy sector. Additionally, they will play a role in advancing the domestic supply chain, positioning Vietnam as a crucial and trustworthy partner for American and global companies in these promising fields.

*Source: Bicker, L. (2023) US denies Cold War with China in historic Vietnam visit, BBC News.

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