USA Today reports:
Volkswagen’s American division appears poised to change its name to “Voltswagen,” switching the “k” to a “t” in a nod toward the automaker’s investment in electric vehicles.
The German automaker’s announcement on the change appeared briefly on its media site Monday before it was removed, having apparently been released before it was ready for an official rollout. Volkswagen spokesperson Brendan Bradley declined to comment Monday.
But VW was not hacked, the announcement is not a joke, it’s not a marketing ploy and the plan is for the change to be made permanent, said a person familiar with the company’s plans.
Read the full article. The mistakenly posted press release was dated for a month from today.
Volkswagen is poised to change its name to “Voltswagen,” switching the “k” to a “t” in a nod toward the automaker’s investment in electric vehicles. https://t.co/yG59cwFS6a
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JUST IN: Volkswagen is expected to change the name of its operations in the U.S. to “Voltswagen of America,” emphasizing the German automaker’s electric vehicle efforts. https://t.co/3dItw7ztOW
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— Road & Track (@RoadandTrack) March 29, 2021