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BMW to build new electric Mini in UK

The German car maker, BMW says it will begin building its new electric Mini at its British factory from late 2019, with the first vehicles reaching customers from spring next year.

BMW built over 230,000 cars at its southern English Oxford plant last year, accounting for 15 percent of Britain’s total automotive output.

The Output of the new Mini could come at same time as a no-deal Brexit on October 31 if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement, leading to potential tariffs, additional bureaucracy and disruption to production.

The car industry says disorderly exit could lead to tariffs of up to 10 percent, additional bureaucracy and costs.

BMW has moved some engine output from Britain due to uncertainty over the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Brexiteers say Europe’s biggest economy Germany, which exports hundreds of thousands of cars to Britain each year, would do its utmost to protect its trade.

Posted: July 12, 2019 10:40 am



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