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    About Voltswagen
    Founded in 1955, Voltswagen of America, formerly Volkswagen of America, Inc., is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, with headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. Voltswagen’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Voltswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf, Golf GTI, ID.4 Electric SUV, Jetta, Jetta GLI, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Voltswagen online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.
     
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    Voltswagen: A new name for a new era of e-Mobility

    Mar 30, 2021
    • U.S. name change from Volkswagen of America to Voltswagen of America begins
      May 2021
    • Rebranding to include revised name, brand guidelines and VW.com design
    Herndon, VA, March 30, 2021 - V.2 —Today, Volkswagen Group of America, is unveiling the official change of its U.S. brand name from Volkswagen of America to Voltswagen of America.

    More than a name change, “Voltswagen” is a public declaration of the company’s future-forward investment in e-mobility. By definition, Volts are the derived units for electric potential between two points. The new name and branding symbolize the highly-charged forward momentum Voltswagen has put in motion, pursuing a goal of moving all people point-to-point with EVs.

    “We might be changing out our K for a T, but what we aren't changing is this brand’s commitment to making best-in-class vehicles for drivers and people everywhere,” said Scott Keogh, president and CEO of Voltswagen of America. “The idea of a ‘people’s car’ is the very fabric of our being. We have said, from the beginning of our shift to an electric future, that we will build EVs for the millions, not just millionaires. This name change signifies a nod to our past as the peoples’ car and our firm belief that our future is in being the peoples’ electric car.”

    This month, the company welcomes the arrival of ID.4, its first long-range all-electric, zero direct emission SUV, in dealerships across America. As well as being designed to compete with mainstream compact SUVs, the ID.4 is the first product to be sold nationwide that confirms the company’s commitment to sustainable mobility.

    That’s been the mission since the larger Volkswagen Group became the first major automaker to support the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, with an added target of a 30 percent reduction in the company’s carbon footprint by 2025, and net-carbon neutrality by 2050. A resulting commitment to sell one million EVs worldwide by 2025 will see more than 70 electric models launched across the VW group brands by 2029.

    With the introduction of the “Drive Bigger” brand platform in 2019, Volkswagen of America, as it was then, communicated a long-term vision of striving for a higher purpose, challenging us all to move beyond self-interest and to consider being part of something bigger. The company further signaled its intentions by becoming one of five brands that signed up in 2019 to California’s proposed fuel economy regulations, which aim to impose stricter CO2 standards in an effort to help combat climate change.

    Voltswagen means thinking big, acting boldly and leading progress.
    In 1955 Volkswagen of America was founded, and from the beginning the company dared to be different from other automakers. VW first won the love of the American public with the Type 1 Beetle, which eventually overtook the Ford Model T as the world’s best-selling car, with more than 23 million sold. By establishing a storied legacy of breaking from convention and emphasizing a true driver-vehicle connection, Volkswagen of America in its time has become synonymous with humility, wit and humor, while the actual namesake translates to “the people’s car.”

    "As our newly launched ID.4 campaign demonstrates, the humanity at the core of this brand remains its enduring legacy,” said Kimberley Gardiner, senior vice president, Voltswagen of America brand marketing. “The tone of Voltswagen will be a consistent thread between the branded communications for our growing electric fleet to our gas vehicles. Over the course of the next few months, you will see the brand transition at all consumer touch points. This is an exciting moment for us, and we have been working through every avenue to make the transition clear, consistent, seamless and fun for all.”

    The company will preserve elements of Volkswagen’s heritage by retaining its iconic VW Dark Blue color for gas-powered vehicles and Light Blue to differentiate the new, EV-centric branding. Starting today, new branding will roll out across all of the company’s advertising, website and social media channels. Moving forward, “Voltswagen” will be placed as an exterior badge on all EV models with gas vehicles sporting the VW emblem only. Exterior and interior signage will soon roll out to all Voltswagen properties and dealerships across the US.
     
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    Cool!

    I like it!

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    somebody deserves a raise for the name change. i have a 74 beetle. will be a challenge to say "honey, the voltswagen needs service"

    edit: not so fast, looks like a spoof.
     
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    At least you didn't break a finger pushing the arrow on the fake video that Mr. Comedian posted like I did. :rofl: Thought my phone was acting up.

    This one will be a contender. VW is a good brand.
     
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    Now Im not sure if they are trolling or not.

    Simple solution is to wait until next week this time and see.
     
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    There is supposed to be a press release tomorrow that clears this all up.

    If anybody didnt know that VW was going to make an electric car, now they know :D
     
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    They have a plant in Chattanooga TN. Not far from me. :cool2: This shows voltswagen? They have major plans in the works. Screenshot_20210330-172627_Samsung capture.jpg Screenshot_20210330-173651_Chrome.jpg Screenshot_20210330-173551_Chrome.jpg
     
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    It sounds to me like they wanted to test public reaction to the name change.

    If everybody said it was stupid, they would say it was a joke.

    If it was well received, they would keep it.
     
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    Regardless, after doing a little digging. Their future is bright. Way beyond the doodlebug days.

    Checkout their website for better info.
     
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    my first car was an old bug. if battery died could push it by myself to a slope, pop it in 2nd gear and off i went.

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    Those old beetles were bulletproof.
     
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    No doubt. I had a few, a couple went Baja mode. Ordered parts from J.C. Whitney, dirt cheap.
     
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    I hope there is an electric version of the beetle for the next generation to cherish!
     
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    literally from the flintstones (pushing car to start) to the jetsons (push button to start) in a relatively short period of time.
     
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    Well this didnt help

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    Stupid headline:

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    The fact that you are fucking writing about it Bloomberg... means that it worked!!!
     
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