Automakers show off electrics at Paris show

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  • Rear view of the newly unveiled Ferrari Aperta on display during the first press day at the Paris Auto Show in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. The Paris Auto Show will open its gates to the public from Oct. 1st to 16th. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Rear view of the newly unveiled Ferrari Aperta on display during the first press day at the Paris Auto Show in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. The Paris Auto Show will open its gates to the public from Oct. 1st to 16th. (AP Photo/Christophe ... Ena) (The Associated Press)

  • A Toyota FGV Plus concept car on display at the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Many major automakers are finding the Paris auto show, held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, as a fine place to show off new zero-emission electric cars. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    A Toyota FGV Plus concept car on display at the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Many major automakers are finding the Paris auto show, held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, as a fine place ... to show off new zero-emission electric cars. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) (The Associated Press)

  • Volkswagen CEO Herbert Deiss introduces the new Volkswagen electric car during a press conference at the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Many major automakers are finding the Paris auto show, held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, as a fine place to show off new zero-emission electric cars. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Volkswagen CEO Herbert Deiss introduces the new Volkswagen electric car during a press conference at the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Many major automakers are finding the Paris auto show, held in a city whose mayor ... wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, as a fine place to show off new zero-emission electric cars. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) (The Associated Press)

Global automakers are showing off new electric vehicles at the Paris auto show as they look forward to a world of tighter emissions standards.

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Volkswagen on Thursday displayed the I.D, a battery-powered compact it says will sell for about what a fully equipped Golf diesel does when a production version eventually goes on the market in 2020.

Mercedes was unveiling a new battery-powered SUV, in part a response to the buzz over electric upstart Tesla.

Executives stressed that internal combustion engines weren't going anywhere, including diesel. That technology has been under pressure in the wake of Volkswagen's scandal over cars rigged to chat on emissions tests.