PARIS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Paris Motor Show opened its doors to media on Thursday, attracting auto manufacturers from the world that showed off their electric vehicles.
In the 2016 version of the international auto exhibition, global car makers displayed their new electric products and cars with low-gas emissions in order to meet tougher requirements for fleet average emissions and mileage.
"The Paris show kicks off manufacturers farewell from diesel," German auto expert Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer was quoted by local media.
During press day on Thursday, Volkswagen, which is already under fire for cheating on its polluting emission levels, vowed to "develop and make more than an additional 30 electric vehicles by 2025."
With that aim, the German manufacturer raised the curtain on its fully electric I.D vehicle, a battery-powered compact which will serve as the basis for models with an all-electric range up to 600 km.
More than 230 brands from 19 countries are participating in the international auto exhibition from Sept. 29 to Oct. 16.
The biannual show will open to the public from Oct. 1.