Mini is the premier automaker for British-centric vehicles. But the ageless empire isn't living in the dark ages, so neither is Mini. The brand very well might convert to a fully electric car company.

According to a report by Automobile, parent company BMW Group has canceled plans to offer internal combustion engines for future Mini models. The organization is instead looking to develop future Mini vehicles as dedicated EVs. The report claims that future Minis will use the bottom-based battery system with 35-50 kilowatt-hour batteries.

We knew for a while that Mini would be joining the electric vehicle race. The brand announced last year that they would be in a joint partnership with Great Wall Motors to produce electric Minis in China. But at that time, they had not expressed any intentions to become exclusively electric.

More will be revealed when Mini themselves make an announcement. Stay tuned.