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Volkswagen accidentally posted a press release on its website a month early on Monday announcing a new name for its U.S. operations, Voltswagen of America, emphasizing the German automaker’s electric vehicle efforts.

A spokesman for the company declined to comment on the release, which was dated April 29 and has since been taken down.


https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/2...ions-voltswagen.html


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Shocking!


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Watts going to happen to the rest of the VW line?


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When ordinary hotels and motels can provide a charging outlet when I reserve a room, I will more seriously consider
an EV.
Maybe a hybrid for the time being.


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I’m glad you’re always plugged in to what’s going on.

I heard they were also going offer EV retrofit kits for old Beetles under a project called ReVolting.


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When ordinary hotels and motels can provide a charging outlet when I reserve a room, I will more seriously consider
an EV.
Maybe a hybrid for the time being.
Would that is were so simple.
https://www.vice.com/en/articl...-station-network-tes


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There is an old saw that says whenever a company is a big trouble and doesn’t know what to do, they change their name. Look at Navistar and Nissan for examples. It did not go well for either of them.

VW screwed the pooch when they lied about their diesel engines. This latest attempt to clear their name isn’t going to fix that.


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When ordinary hotels and motels can provide a charging outlet when I reserve a room, I will more seriously consider
an EV.
Maybe a hybrid for the time being.
Would that is were so simple.
https://www.vice.com/en/articl...-station-network-tes


It’s less complicated than this, at least with a Tesla.

You can plug a Tesla in to damned near anything, the most common of which is a standard household 15 amp receptacle. If you’re in a hurry you plug in to a bog standard 50A 240/120 volt receptacle of the type used in RV parks for decades. We’ve installed dozens of them in people’s garages - no exotic chargers required. There are adaptors to allow you to plug it in to a clothes dryer receptacle.

The car itself makes the conversions required.


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Ohm my. I still have a gas powered vehicle. I guess my reluctance makes me a resistor. I re-coiled at the low range of those initial batteries, but Tesla has rectified that. The price tag still Hertz, though.
 
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Got my first hybrid a few weeks ago. Kia Niro - kindof a small suv sized affordable car. I'm regularly getting 50+ mpg, so I'm happy!

Since we live in a condo rental, there isn't any plug-in option that would work, though I see a Tesla in the garage, so they must just charge offsite...?

My second choice was a used (shorter version) VW Tiguan, but the mpg was a disappointment. Both had more interior room for tall folks. I was looking for a hatchback around or under 180" for city parking.


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Ohm my. I still have a gas powered vehicle. I guess my reluctance makes me a resistor. I re-coiled at the low range of those initial batteries, but Tesla has rectified that. The price tag still Hertz, though.
hysteric


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Ohm my. I still have a gas powered vehicle. I guess my reluctance makes me a resistor. I re-coiled at the low range of those initial batteries, but Tesla has rectified that. The price tag still Hertz, though.


Well played! ThumbsUp


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German automaker Volkswagen will not be changing the name of its U.S. operations to Voltswagen of America after all.

The news, which appeared to leak out on its U.S. media site Monday and was formally announced in a press release Tuesday, was part of an elaborate April Fools’ Day joke to raise awareness about the company’s all-electric ID.4, according to a person familiar with the ruse.

The company is expected to issue a follow-up announcement explaining the marketing strategy by Wednesday morning, this person said, asking not to be named. The Wall Street Journal reported the prank earlier Tuesday, citing a Volkswagen spokesman in Wolfsburg.

An unfinished version of the initial press release went out briefly on VW’s U.S. media newsroom website Monday morning before it was taken down. Media outlets, including CNBC, reported it as news after it was confirmed by unnamed sources within the company, who apparently lied to several reporters.


https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/3...ank-source-says.html


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Got my first hybrid a few weeks ago. Kia Niro - kindof a small suv sized affordable car. I'm regularly getting 50+ mpg, so I'm happy!

Since we live in a condo rental, there isn't any plug-in option that would work, though I see a Tesla in the garage, so they must just charge offsite...?

My second choice was a used (shorter version) VW Tiguan, but the mpg was a disappointment. Both had more interior room for tall folks. I was looking for a hatchback around or under 180" for city parking.


VW s have a poor repair record.

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