BMW is currently considering whether to move planned production of the upcoming electric Mini model to Germany (rather than the UK), according to prominent German paper Handelsblatt. BMW’s plans are to release an electric Mini in 2019.
The reason for the possible move is the one that would be expected: concerns about the effects of the UK’s possible exit from the European Union Single Market.
If the switch occurs, then according to Handelsblatt, production will likely take place in Regensburg and Leipzig. Though, another option is that the electric Mini will be produced in the Netherlands via contract manufacturer Nedcar.
Current plans are reportedly for BMW execs to begin talks with the UK government in the coming week. A final decision is likely to be made during the second half of 2017.
Related: BMW Sheds Light On Electric Car Plans At Paris Show
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