History of Volkswagen

Volkswagen is like a household name for vehicles. Many people associate this name to the Beetle which was a popular vehicle in the 1960s and onwards, although production started in the late 1930s. The history of Volkswagen started in May 28, 1937 when Adolf Hitler commissioned the formation of a state-owned automobile company that was to be called Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH. Later that same year, the company was renamed to Volkswagenwerk which means “The People’s Car Company.” It was the German Labor Front which ran its operations from its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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