Goodbye Volkswagen, Hello… Voltswagen? (UPDATE: VW Confirms Press Release is Early April Fool’s Marketing Stunt)

It’s been around so long that perhaps many people no longer think of the name Volkswagen (VWAGY) as a combination of German words, but the term is translated as ‘People’s Car.’ But starting in May, the company’s U.S. operations will be operating under a (slightly) different label. The company accidentally posted a press release on

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If Volkswagen is Going to Compete With Tesla, It’ll Need a Lot of Batteries in the Next Few Years

Musk to Volkswagen (VWAGY): You’re gonna need a bigger battery factory. At least that seems to be what the German automaker thinks it’s going to take to challenge a company like Tesla (TSLA) for EV domination. This week, Volkswagen executives say they believe they will need about 300-gigawatt hours (GWh) worth of battery cells a

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