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Declining battery prices are expected to pave the way for a market launch in 2019.

MINI is reportedly preparing to provide the first glimpse of its upcoming electric car at the Frankfurt motor show.

The EV will not be presented in final production form, but rather as a concept, though the company is expected to shed more light on its expected technical specifications, according to Autocar.

BMW last month confirmed that MINI will launch the group's first pure battery-powered EV, adding an electric drivetrain to the Hardtop lineup. Declining battery prices are expected to pave the way for a market launch in 2019.

The MINI offering will be followed quickly by a BMW i8 Roadster, an electric X3 and eventually a new production car inspired by the wild BMW NEXT concept. MINI has its own NEXT design study (pictured), but the forthcoming production EV is not expected to stray far from the brand's current hatchback design.

BMW Group expects electrified vehicles to account for up to 25 percent of sales by 2025.