At the launch of the updated Golf this morning, Dr Frank Welsch announced that a similarly updated e-Golf will be revealed at the LA Auto Show next week.

On top of the infotainment updates and mild visual tweaks that will likely come with the new e-Golf, the next generation of Volkswagen’s all electric compact car will feature a significantly increased range.

SEE ALSO: Volkswagen Embraces EVs So You’ll Forget Dieselgate

The upcoming e-Golf will reportedly go up to “186 miles” on a charge – however this is believed according to European standards, which are easier going than U.S. Real world range may be closer to 124 miles, give or take. In any event, this range puts it ahead of the present Nissan Leaf and the Ford Focus Electric.

The e-Golf is a bit of a place holder for VW, though, as the brand prepares the all-electric ID for sale in 2020. The ID is based on VW’s MEB platform, a rear engine chassis designed from the ground up to be all-electric and to have a range of up 373 miles.

This article originally appeared at