Gillies, a company spokesman, confirmed on Tuesday that the statement had been a pre-April Fool’s Day joke, after having insisted Monday that the release was legitimate and the name change accurate.
Company confirms name change on its US website but announcement is reportedly a stunt aimed at boosting new vehicleVolkswagen of America issued false statements this week saying it would change its brand name to “Voltswagen” as a way to stress its commitment to electric vehicles, only to reverse course on Tuesday and admit that the supposed name change was just a joke.Mark
Source: the guardian
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- Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake news release as a joke (washington times)
- Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake news release as a joke (abc news)
- Volkswagen admits 'Voltswagen' name change was a joke amid confusion (the guardian)