The German company, Volkswagen, which is well-established in the auto industry, announced that it will not change its name in the United States to “Volts Wagen”, and retracted its previous announcement in a press release of its intention to change its trademark.
And it turned out that the previous announcement was just a marketing ploy in the way of the famous “April Fools”, as the company announced this lie to increase interest in it and its products in the United States.
Volkswagen said in the “false” statement that it will change its name on the occasion of its shift to electric cars, and this statement was supported by Scott Q, president of the German company in the United States.
The automaker is due to issue an official press release to clarify the truth on Wednesday.
April Fools broke out on Tuesday, when Volkswagen changed its name on its website in the United States, and even released the word and the tag Voltswagen on Twitter, while denying speculation it was a joke.
“Change the letter K to T”
In the press release issued by the company’s director in America confirming the name change, Q said: “We may be changing the K to the T, but what we don’t change is this brand’s commitment to making the best-in-class vehicles for drivers and people everywhere.”
He added, “This change in the name indicates our past in making the people’s car and our firm belief that our future is to be the electric car for the people.”
Despite this statement, many people expected it to be a joke from the start.
The Volkswagen Group has long supported the goals of the Paris climate agreement and aims for all of its cars to be environmentally friendly and produce zero carbon dioxide by 2050.
Volkswagen has also committed to increasing production of its electric cars and selling 1 million vehicles worldwide by 2025.
But its environmental record was damaged by the diesel emissions scandal in 2015. The company admitted installing software on the computer of 11 million diesel cars in the world to deceive organizations that monitor and test carbon emissions.
As a result, she faced massive fines and compensation claims in Europe and the United States, and two Volkswagen employees were sentenced to prison terms in America.