What a difference a few days makes. In this goof, Volkswagen, who has one electric car, decided they were going to push a marketing gimmick of Volkswagen. Had they done it on Thursday, it would have been a great April Fools Day gag, but instead, they pushed it on Wednesday. They doubled down on Tuesday and then realized it was actually not working. Instead of playing it off as an early gag, they admitted it was a marketing stunt. How sad…

Volkswagen of America lied about changing its brand name to “Voltswagen,” which was supposed to show the company’s commitment to electric vehicles. Instead, the press release the company posted was part of a marketing stunt meant to promote the lone electric vehicle Volkswagen currently sells in the US.