Volkswagen accidentally revealed that it is set to change its name in the United States to “Voltswagen” in a nod to the company’s commitment to electric vehicles.

The German automaker mistakenly posted a press release announcing the change to its website a month early before quickly removing it, according to reports.

A spokesman for the company declined to comment on the release, which was dated 29 April.

The release called the name change a “public declaration of the company’s future-forward investment in e-mobility.” 

It also said that all EV models will have Voltswagen as its exterior badge, while all gas models will retain the company’s famous VW emblem.

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The company said that its dark blue colour will remain for their gas-powered cars, but that EVs will use a light blue colour instead.

“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,” the automaker said in the release.