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Thursday 1 April 2021

VW of America says its name changing was just a disaster of an April Fool's stunt

In a move intended to reflect its new push into electric vehicles, Volkswagen's US arm said Tuesday it was changing its name to "Voltswagen." Yes, really. Except, not really.

On Tuesday afternoon, the company admitted that the whole thing was a tongue-in-cheek deception that had turned into an utter disaster.

"Volkswagen of America will not be changing its name to Voltswagen," the company said in a statement sent to CNN Business. "The renaming was designed to be an announcement in the spirit of April Fool's Day, highlighting the launch of the all-electric ID.4 SUV and signaling our commitment to bringing electric mobility to all. We will provide additional updates on this matter soon."

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