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According to the New York Times, executives at Volkswagen made a commitment to electric vehicles that now is paying off after the diesel scandal five years ago.


  1. According to the article, what is the ID.4 and when will it be available to customers?
  2. Why did the article say that Volkswagen’s entrance into the electric car market is well-timed?
  3. What did the article say about Volkswagen and software?
  4. What is the Modular Electrification Toolbox? Explain Volkswagen’s commitment to this platform.
  5. Based on the article, do you think that Volkswagen would be a good investment? Why or why not?


Ewing, J. (2021). How Volkswagen’s Sins Fueled Its Redemption. The New York Times, March 19 (Retrievable online at