Volkswagen’s best shot at a comeback now has the automaker right where Elon Musk wants it

After the disclosure that the German company has misled millions of car buyers around the world, it’s not clear how VW—which in July overtook Toyota to become the biggest carmaker on the planet—can and will recover. But a definitive pivot to electric cars could help, Venkat Viswanathan, an engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon, tells Quartz.