BMW considers making electric Mini outside United Kingdom due to Brexit worries

According to a report from The Telegraph, the German car-maker is weighing up its options as to where the new vehicles will be built, ahead of their release in 2019.

According to German daily Handelsblatt, BMW could also consider producing the cars at one of its plants in the Netherlands, which now account for approximately 33% of all Minis produced.

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BMW is now considering whether to move planned production of the upcoming electric Mini model to Germany (rather than the UK), according to prominent German paper Handelsblatt.

The doubts about where the electric Mini will be built is one of a number of issues threatening to derail the revival of Britain's auto industry.

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BMW announced last year, that it planned to launch sales of its battery-powered Mini in 2019 and said that it would take a call on where to produce the auto this year.

At this stage, it is thought that instead of the United Kingdom, the electric Mini will be built at BMW's plants in Regensburg and Leipzig.

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"We have not decided where we are going to build the electric Mini, and discussions about it are ongoing with a decision in due course and expected by the end of the year", a spokesperson for BMW said. The German company says it will make a decision this year about where to produce the vehicle. What's important for us is that the UK's negotiations with the European Union result in uncomplicated, tariff-free access to the European Union single market in future.


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