A current affair: Volkswagen’s future may depend on the electric car

Pardon the tired old Phoenix rising clichés, but if Volkswagen is to emerge from the ashes of its debilitating, now-one-year-old Dieselgate scandal, it will be on the wings of electric vehicles. Having hitherto largely ignored the electrified market in favour of fuel-sipping but nitrogen-oxide-spewing diesels, Europe’s largest automaker is now promising that it will sell one…