Automakers show off electrics at Paris show

FeaturesAssociated 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.

Continue Reading Below

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.