Impact Stories: electric Mini production may leave Oxford

It has been reported that BMW are considering moving the production of the electric Mini from their Oxford plant to Germany: a major blow to the government which wants to put electric vehicles at the heart of the UK’s industrial strategy.

The move is not confirmed but in a statement BMW have said: “What’s important for us is that the UK’s negotiations with the EU result in uncomplicated, tariff-free access to the EU single market in future.”

With Teresa May’s hard line on Brexit, it looks like BMW will be disappointed and our local economy damaged.