Chinese carmaker BYD is pre-researching its next-generation high-performance, high-safety pure electric vehicle platform, which will apply a host of innovative technologies to take full advantage of the electric vehicle's space, driveability and intelligence, Chinese media quoted BYD senior vice president Lian Yubo as saying.

Lian said the vehicles produced on the platform will be at the same level of fuel vehicles in terms of safety, cost and range, and the first model based on the platform will be released at the Shanghai Auto Show next year.

The all-electric vehicle architecture space has become an "arms race" between traditional automakers.

In September this year, traditional automaker Geely launched its SEA electric vehicle platform and unveiled its first all-electric ZERO Concept.

Positioned as a luxury all-electric coupe, the car will have a combined operating range of more than 700km and is scheduled for mass production and market launch in 2021.

Volkswagen launched the MEB all-electric architecture as early as last year, and its production car ID.4 will roll off the production line this year.

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