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“Voltswagen” Is Just Another April’s Fool Joke

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

The “Voltswagen” April Fool’s prank by Volkswagen’s US subsidiary backfired big time.

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Volkswagen’s US subsidiary previously announced that they were “rebranding” to “Voltswagen of America” in a press release on 29 March 2020. Although the press release was removed soon after, it was available to the public long enough for media outlets such as CNBC, CNN and Business Insider to cover it.