The Latest on the Paris Auto Show (all times local):

10 a.m.

President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. Stephan Winkelmann poses next to a 5 million euro (5.8 $) Bugatti Divo during a media presentation on the eve of Paris Auto Show in Paris, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Doubts about diesel, Brexit, trade worries, tighter emissions controls. Those are the challenges that will be on the minds of auto executives when they gather this week ahead of the Paris Motor Show at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

BMW says drivers will be able to use their smartphones to unlock and start the engine of its new Series 3 models.

Media people gather next to a 5 million euro (5.8 $) Bugatti Divo during a media presentation on the eve of Paris Auto Show in Paris, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Doubts about diesel, Brexit, trade worries, tighter emissions controls. Those are the challenges that will be on the minds of auto executives when they gather this week ahead of the Paris Motor Show at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The German manufacturer has unveiled the latest iteration of the 3, its best-selling model that has sold more than 50 million units, at the Paris auto show.

Media people look at a Mercedes-Benz EQC, electric luxury SUV during a media presentation on the eve of Paris Auto Show in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Doubts about diesel, Brexit, trade worries, tighter emissions controls. Those are the challenges that will be on the minds of auto executives when they gather this week ahead of the Paris Motor Show at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

BMW says the car is 55 kilograms lighter and more aerodynamic than its predecessors, has far better fuel efficiency, and has a revised interior and a digital keyboard operated by the driver’s smartphone.

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President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. Stephan Winkelmann gestures as he speaks next to a 5 million euro (5.8 $) Bugatti Divo during a media presentation on the eve of Paris Auto Show in Paris, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Doubts about diesel, Brexit, trade worries, tighter emissions controls. Those are the challenges that will be on the minds of auto executives when they gather this week ahead of the Paris Motor Show at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

8:10 a.m.

President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. Stephan Winkelmann poses next to a 5 million euro (5.8 $) Bugatti Divo during a media presentation on the eve of Paris Auto Show in Paris, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Doubts about diesel, Brexit, trade worries, tighter emissions controls. Those are the challenges that will be on the minds of auto executives when they gather this week ahead of the Paris Motor Show at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

All-electric vehicles with zero emissions are among the stars of the Paris Motor Show — rubbing shoulders with the fossil-fuel burning SUVs that many car buyers love.

Media people gather next to a 5 million euro (5.8 $) Bugatti Divo during a media presentation on the eve of Paris Auto Show in Paris, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Doubts about diesel, Brexit, trade worries, tighter emissions controls. Those are the challenges that will be on the minds of auto executives when they gather this week ahead of the Paris Motor Show at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Volkswagen’s Audi and Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz both on Tuesday showed off battery-powered SUVs for affluent customers.

A man looks at a Mercedes-Benz EQC, electric luxury SUV during a media presentation on the eve of Paris Auto Show in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Doubts about diesel, Brexit, trade worries, tighter emissions controls. Those are the challenges that will be on the minds of auto executives when they gather this week ahead of the Paris Motor Show at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Mercedes also had a new, bigger version of its conventionally powered GLE sport-utility, while BMW offers a new version of its X-5 SUV that has been a pillar of sales and earnings.

The model mix at the show underlined the contradictions pulling at the industry. The European Union and China are pushing for more electric and hybrid vehicles to reduce greenhouse gases and pollution, while consumers like SUVs and remain reluctant to buy electrics due to cost and range limitations.

Source: The Associated Press

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