There are few brands and manufacturers faced today not the release or the development of an electric vehicle. MINI also wants to have representation in this tiny segment with a MINI powered electrically which, in theory, should be marketed en masse in a couple of years. Is not that the British firm belonging to BMW Group has changed marketing plans, but is proposed to relocate its production of Great Britain to Germany.
Various sources claim that this movement is closely related to the famous song of the Brexit, the abandonment of Britain of the Union European after the vote of the people. Apparently, BMW Group will be willing to manufacture the first MINI electric mass production in the Oxford plant if the negotiations with the British Government not reach fruition.
The German daily Handelsblatt quoted inside sources of the multinational automobile in one of his articles and commented that the firm British you could use other plants for their production, as the Germans of Regensburg or Leipzig. He also said that the chances of that model could be made through the Dutch manufacturer NedCar, with a contract in which both companies leave benefit. In any case, it seems that This will not affect the release date of the electric MINI.
Everything seems to indicate that senior members of BMW Group will meet with the “heavyweights” of the British Government in the coming weeks. It has all the earmarks that will be a strip and tug of war, if Great Britain break completely with the European Union the powerful automobile industry, as well as many others, this could avoid (or significantly reduce) their production there and, on the other hand, probably would return the move to increase prices in the country. Probably the British Government give in some cases and subject to certain conditions by performing various treaties and agreements with so powerful as the automotive industry sectors.
Sources – Handelsblatt and coach