• Country: Luxembourg
  • Name: Gerhard Kuntschik, President of the Jury Country: Austria Capital: Vienna Population: 9,097,759 Auto Park: 240.000 new registrations (2021)
  • Name: Xavier Daffe Country: Belgium Capital: Bruxelles Population: 11,239,755 Auto Park: 5,9 millions
  • Name: Ilia Seliktar, Honorary President of the Jury and Co-Founder member of the board Country: Bulgaria Capital: Sofia Population: 6,856,602 Auto Park: 2.5 million, year import and registration of new cars - 35 000, second hand - 250 000. Name: Leonid Seliktar Country: Bulgaria Capital: Sofia Population: 6,856,602 Auto Park: 350,000 new vehicles.
  • Name: Ozren Adamović Country: Croatia Capital: Zagreb Population: 3,88 million Auto Park: 1,968,370
  • Name: Petros Soutzis, Co-founder & Vice President of the jury Country: Cyprus Capital: Nicosia Population: 1,141,166 Auto Park: 900,000
  • Name: Vladimir Rybecky Country: Czech Republic Capital: Prague Population: 10 515 669 Auto Park: 6 293 125 registered cars (average age 15,58), 610 405 registered light commercial vehicles, 186 905 registered trucks, 20 489 registered buses (end of the year 2021). Registrations in 2021: 206 876 new cars, 19 660 new LCVs, 8 679 new trucks, 1 367 buses. Car production in 2021: cars 1 105 223, trucks 1 262, buses 4 947.
  • Name: Mikkel Thomsager Country: Denmark Capital: Copenhagen Population: 5,700,000 Auto Park: 2,278,000
  • Name: Tommi Petteri Lempinen Country: Finland Capital: Helsinki Population: 5,300,000
  • Country: France
  • Name: Ioannis Stavropoulos Country: Greece Capital: Athens Population: 10,815,197 Auto Park: 5.200.000 cars, exclude taxi (is about 34.000) LCV and HCV
  • Name: Robert van Ginneken Country: Holland Capital: Amsterdam Population: 17,5 million Auto Park: 9 million of which 400.000 BEV and 145.000 PHEV
  • Name: Gábor Szécsényi Country: Hungary Capital: Budapesta Population: 9,617,512 Auto Park: 4,000,000
  • Name: Achim Stahn Country: Germany Capital: Berlin Population: 83,000,000 Auto Park: 47,700,000
  • Name: Dave Humphreys Country: Ireland Capital: Dublin Population: 6,378,000 Auto Park: 2,515,322
  • Name: Alessio Viola Country: Italy Capital: Rome Population: 60,795,612 Auto Park: 36,900,000
  • Name: Krumislav Barzov Country: Macedonia Capital: Skopje Population: 2,058,539 Auto Park: 400,000
  • Name: Anthony Alfred Darmanin Country: Malta Capital: Valletta Population: 425,000 Auto Park: 410,000 Registered vehicles, approx. 10,000 new vehicles registered each year
  • Name: David Andersen Country: Norway Capital: Oslo Population: 5,136,700 Auto Park: 3 milion
  • Name: Szczepan Mroczek Country: Poland Capital: Warsaw Population: 37,773,915 Auto Park: 25,000,000
  • Name: José Caetano Country: Portugal Capital: Lisbon Population: 10,347,892 Auto Park: 4,480,000
  • Name: Dan Vardie, Founder & Chairman Country: Romania Capital: Bucharest Population: 19,237,691 Auto Park: 8,9 millions
  • Name: Suspended – Petr Menshikh Country: Russia Capital: Moscow Population: 143,975,923
  • Name: Mladen Alvirović Country: Serbia Capital: Belgrad Population: 7,209,764 Auto Park: 2,200,000
  • Name: Rudolf Karpat, Co-founder Country: Slovakia Capital: Bratislava Population: 5,415,949 Auto Park: 2,725,538 Name: Michal Karpat Country: Slovakia Capital: Bratislava Population: 5,5 milion Auto Park: 3,436.018 cars and LCV registered , 2021 sales: 75.700 cars and LCV
  • Name: Matjaz Korošak Country: Slovenia Capital: Ljublijana Population: 2,061,085 Auto Park: 1,100,000
  • Name: Joan Dalmau Country: Spain Capital: Madrid Population: 46,786,605 Auto Park: 29.9 million vehicles
  • Name: Felix Björklund Country: Sweden Capital: Stockholm Population: 10,23 million Auto Park: 4,887,904
  • Name: Markus Rutishauser Country: Switzerland Capital: Bern Population: 8,306,200 Auto Park: 4,503,339
  • Name: Okan Altan Country: Turkey Capital: Ankara Population: 85 million Auto Park: 25,385,084 (End of 2022, February)
  • Name: Richard Aucock Country: United Kingdom Capital: London Population: 64,511,000 Auto Park: 37,000,000
  • Name: Oleg Vasylevskyi Country: Ukraine Capital: Kiev Population: 42,031,000 Auto Park: 10,950,000 cars and commercial vehicles

Vinfast & Europe’s AUTOBEST enter new strategic partnership04 / 10 / 2021

On Oct 1st 2021, VinFast Trading And Service Limited Liability Company and Europes largest automobile rating organisation, AUTOBEST, officially announced a strategic partnership agreement, demonstrating their mutual commitment to accelerating the transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) cars to environmentally friendly electric vehicles in the European market.

VinFast will officially launch two new electric vehicles in global markets including the US, Canada, Germany, France, and the Netherlands in 2022, with futher details to follow later this year.

AUTOBEST is an organisation representing European consumers’ voices in the automotive field, capable of assisting VinFast in communicating customer needs and behaviour in the local market. By entering the strategic partnership with VinFast, AUTOBEST will receive extended support to carry out its mission of encouraging the transition from traditional ICE cars to electric vehicles, pushing forward the clean energy and sustainable mobility trend in Europe.

For VinFast, the partnership with AUTOBEST affirms that Europe is one of the key markets in the company’s global expansion strategy and that VinFast EV models can totally satisfy the expected standards in the world’s most demanding automobile market. Cooperating with AUTOBEST will also allow VinFast more opportunities to participate in the organisation’s events and agendas, thereby rapidly promoting its presence in Europe.

AUTOBEST Chairman Dan Vardie said: “We are amazed at the development of VinFast since its debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. In its return to Europe, VinFast has shown its vision, and clear strategy with a mission to promote smart electric car models in one of the most advanced markets in the world. We appreciate VinFast’s approach when focusing on developing smart electric vehicles and expect VinFast to move deeper into the European market very soon.”

“With a strategy to develop a global smart electric car brand, VinFast always chooses to cooperate and connect with the world’s leading organisations,” stated Tran Thi Hong Bich, Chief Operating Officer of VinFast Europe. “The strategic partnership with AUTOBEST is one of the first steps in VinFast’s strategy of international cooperation and global expertise sharing. We are committed to providing smart electric cars with premium, eye-catching designs, in line with the development trends in the European and global markets.”

In 2018, VinFast first attended the prestigious Paris Motor Show and received the A Star is Born award from AUTOBEST. VinFast is the first winner of this award category, which is dedicated to newly established brands with impressive achievements in the automotive industry. After only just over 2 years, VinFast has become one of the top automobile manufacturers in Vietnam, leading in all of its participating segments. This is a solid foundation for growing into a global smart electric car company.

VinFast’s strategic partnership with AUTOBEST and participation in sustainable development projects reaffirm its strategy to connect with the most prestigious global organisations and to jointly build a greener, smarter and more sustainable world.


AUTOBEST is a leading European motoring media organisation – representing 32 European countries.  Founded in 2000, AUTOBEST has continuously created new trends and compelling movements in the industry. It is considered an organisation that represents the views of Europeans in the automotive field, and influences vehicle purchases in Europe. In recent years, AUTOBEST has also been a pioneer in promoting the future of the electric vehicle industry, positioning and leading sustainable development trends.

About VinFast

VinFast – a subsidiary of Vingroup – is the leading automobile manufacturer in Vietnam and also the first Vietnamese automobile brand to enter the global market. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a factory complex in Hai Phong (Vietnam) with advanced technology and 90% automation. This is also one of the largest complexes in Southeast Asia. With a vision to become one an EVs brand strongly accelerating the global EV evolution, VinFast is producing e-scooters and e-buses in Vietnam, and launching a range of EV models in 2022.

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