They later admitted it was a lame April Fool's joke.  Uh, haha.

  [Indeed.  A few days later Volkswagen said they were "just kidding" and
  that it was an early April's fool joke.  Indeed Re-Volting!  However,
  I am not unhappy that I somehow missed Lauren's following post
  to that effect—because VW actually thought it was worthy of being their
  own April Fool's post.  Lauren later shared this with me:

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