The facelifted Volkswagen e-Golf is set to receive an upgraded electric drivetrain when it's unveiled later this year. It will have an official range of up to 186 miles, which is 68 miles more than the current e-Golf (pictured above).
VW's head of electrical development, Volkmar Tanneberger, says that official figure translates to a real-world range of up to 124 miles.
Key among the planned changes is the adoption of a new 36 amp-hour (Ah) lithium ion battery, replacing the existing 24Ah unit. The updated cell technology is claimed to provide a significant improvement in energy efficiency; the battery's capacity will increase from 24.2kWh to 35.8kWh, an improvement of more than 48%.
An upgraded electric motor will also provide an additional 21bhp, giving the new e-Golf a total of 134bhp.
Despite a 20kg increase in kerb weight, the new e-Golf is claimed to hit 62mph in 9.3sec - 1.1sec quicker than the existing model. Top speed will also increase, from a limited 87mph to 93mph.
VW's e-Golf Touch concept car, which was unveiled in January, previewed a new version of its Active Info digital instrument panel, as well as a 9.2in infotainment screen with gesture control.
The facelifted e-Golf is due to appear alongside the rest of the facelifted Golf line-up in October this year. UK sales should begin in early 2017.