many thought indeed it is an Aprils Fool Joke. And VW just has found the right time to rebrand their electric cars.
Volt, as we all know stands for -electricity-.
And therefore to make it easier to distinguish, it will be VOLTswagen for their new electric vehicles. At least at first in the USA.
In Germany they for sure have other problems now ( Corona has them in their grip). So i dont think the Germans will boother much about it.
Not that the USA does not have their problems with the bug as well.