Electric MINI Could Be Produced In The Netherlands Thanks To Brexit

FEB 5 2017 BY MARK KANE 9

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (left) and MINI E (right)

According to the Automotive News Europe, MINI (part of BMW Group) is considering production of its new all-electric model in the Netherlands.

A MINI BEV  is currently scheduled for introduction in 2019.

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 arrives in June!

BMW could chose Dutch contract manufacturer VDL Nedcar over its own plant in Oxford, England due to Brexit uncertainty.

VDL Nedcar already assembles three-door, convertible and Countryman model, but more importantly – next month will begin production of the plug-in hybrid MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (which arrives in June – details).

source: Automotive News Europe

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9 Comments on "Electric MINI Could Be Produced In The Netherlands Thanks To Brexit"

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Alan
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Alan

Let’s hope is has a slightly bigger battery than the PHEV version with a whopping 7.6 kWh’s, a bargain at only £30,000 ($37,000) !

Gazz
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Gazz

The drop in the value of the pound more then ofsets the worst case %10 WTO tariff rules scenario.
This is BMW forging excuses and twisting arms.

spinner
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spinner

You say it’s “because of brexit” then offer nothing to support that. They use contract manufactures for multiple low volume models presumably because it’s cheaper to do that rather than disrupt their main factory in Oxford.

Edilmanavarro
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Edilmanavarro

Technical Aloha how much pricesSpencer

Edilmanavarro
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Edilmanavarro

Mini cooper very nice car likes car

SJC
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SJC

Labor voted for Brexit based on emotion not facts.

Offgridmanpolktn
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Offgridmanpolktn

When it comes to the independence of your nation, ability to vote for leaders not have them appointed, and and a wish to protect family and friends from radical immigrants these are issues of emotion of

Nigel
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Nigel

Unfortunate for Great Brexit (Britian), more to come as the UK approaches it’s exit. The US may also experience this if the new administration continues the same path with Asia, Germany, and Mexico. Inflation would be the consequences for the UK.

MDEV
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MDEV

Agreed EU should support the members, UK wanted out, well deal with it. Trump can open carbon business in UK. 21st century’s jobs.