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Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake statement on name change

Mar. 31, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen of America issued false statements this week saying it would change its brand name to “Voltswagen,” to stress its commitment to electric vehicles, only to reverse course Tuesday and admit that the supposed name change was a joke. Mark...

An unwelcome prank: Volkswagen purposely hoodwinks reporters

Mar. 30, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists are used to being wary about odd pranksters pulling April Fool's Day hoaxes at this time of year. Few expect it from a multi-billion dollar corporation. Volkswagen admitted Tuesday that it had put out a false news...

Correction: 'Voltswagen' of America story

Mar. 30, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a story March 29, 2021, about Volkswagen of America, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company would change its brand name to Voltswagen, based on assurances from the company the change was correct. On Tuesday the company issued a fake news release, but...

Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake statement on name change

Mar. 30, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen of America issued false statements this week saying it would change its brand name to “Voltswagen,” to stress its commitment to electric vehicles, only to reverse course Tuesday and admit that the supposed name change was a joke. Mark...