One might think of an April Fool’s Day unveiled in advance, but it seems not… Indeed, CNBC and USA Today were able to get their hands on a press release dated April 29, but published a little prematurely, from Volkswagen. A press release indicating that the brand’s electric vehicles will soon be offered in the United States under the name “Voltswagen”.
Voltswagen… but “watt”?
As we know, Volkswagen is very committed to the path of electromobility, and has already launched its ID.3 last year, not to mention the brand new ID.4 SUV. So, in order to clearly differentiate electric models from thermal models, zero emission models could be renamed Voltswagen.
On the press release, one could read in particular: “We may have replaced the “K” with a “T”, but what we’re not changing is this brand’s commitment to making the best-in-class vehicles for drivers.“. A statement to be credited to Scott Keogh, boss of Volkswagen of America.
In this way, electric vehicles could have, in the United States, a new VW logo displaying a bluish tint, unlike thermal models which would continue to have the classic VW logo.
Remember that Volkswagen has recently confirmed its intention to no longer develop any heat engine. For the German manufacturer, a time mired in the terrible dieselgate, the future of mobility is more electric than ever, and the manufacturer intends to sell more than 450,000 electrified vehicles in 2021, which is double compared to 2020. To see now if the group’s future electric cars will dare the badge “Voltswagen”So, or if it is a little April Fool’s Day from the manufacturer…