Volkswagen or Voltswagen

Volkswagen or Voltswagen, the German company has made headlines in the US for a April Fools’ Day stunt that has caused quite some kerfuffle.

The change to the name was following a press release on Monday, which was supposedly accidently leaked by the company.

To be honest it is quite a fun April Fools’ joke if the company weren’t known so well for the falsified information they gave on diesel emissions.

However, the name change, despite hitting all the papers was all a rues, and merely publicity to highlight the massive shift to EV’s that the company will be developing going forward.

The larger Volkswagen Group has declined to comment on the stunt, probably as they know that the scandal hasn’t quite left the minds of many Volkswagen owners.

“We have said, from the beginning of our shift to an electric future, that we will build EVs for the millions, not just millionaires,” CEO of Volkswagen of America Scott Keogh proudly boasted in the press release.

“This name change signifies a nod to our past as the peoples’ car and our firm belief that our future is in being the peoples’ electric car.”

In a few years this stunt may have been more convincingly received by the public, as Volkswagen are just starting out on a push to electric part of which we have blogged about in the VW ID Buzz.

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