Forget Voltswagen, Volkswagen is the real April Fool

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Happy April Fool's Day! One of the very few silver linings to the pandemic hitting last March was that it spared the planet another year of branded April 1st jokes.

In 2019, it was Hasbro's Avo Head and McDonald's launching shake-flavored dipping sauces. It's all back this year, and Volkswagen kicked things off earlier than expected.

The German carmaker posted a press release on Monday saying that Volkswagen Group of America was “unveiling the official change of its U.S. brand name from Volkswagen of America to Voltswagen of America” to lean into its aggressive electric vehicle production plans. A complete name change! 

Was this a premature April Fool's joke or an iconic brand submitting itself to thirsty trend-chasing? Or both? Either way, it's a whole lot of WTF. Read more here.

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