While Volkswagen plans for at least 60 percent of its sales in Europe to be hybrid or EV by 2030, they are not there yet. Nor are they among the most committed to such a conversion.
Still, the company’s marketing group thought an April Fools’ joke announcement of a name change to Voltswagen might be fun. Unfortunately, it looks like a draft of the joke press release went out a few days early. Then the final “joke” went out two days before April 1. Read more about what happened in “Volkswagen of America said its name was changing. Now it admits it was just a disaster of an April Fool’s stunt.“