Yesterday, VW announced that it was changing its name from Volkswagen to Voltswagen in the United States, but this turned out to be not the case.
What is known
As Reuters and The Wall Street reporters found outJournal, it was an April Fools' joke (yes, March 30). In this strange way, the German manufacturer wanted to highlight its electrification in the country, as well as advertise the recently released ID.4 electric crossover.
We know, 66 is an unusual age to change yourname, but we’ve always been young at heart. Introducing Voltswagen. Similar to Volkswagen, but with a renewed focus on electric driving. Starting with our all-new, all-electric SUV the ID.4 - available today. #Voltswagen # ID4 pic.twitter.com/pKQKlZDCQ7
- Voltswagen (@VW) March 30, 2021
Unfortunately, the joke failed.Local media did not appreciate the humor and accused the company of lying. So far, the "new" name Voltswagen is still used on social media and even on the company's official website. But, most likely, after April 1 it will be removed.
By the way, according to VW's plans, by 2025 the company wants to become a leader in the electric car segment and release 1.5 million cars a year to the market.
Source: Reuters, The Wall Street Journal</ p>