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Mini to start UK production of electric cars in preparation of ‘hard brexit’

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Automotive marque Mini has said it is preparing to launch its new electric car in 2020 and that it will not be derailed by a hard brexit.  

Mini plans to manufacture it’s Mini Electric in Oxford, starting from 1 November 2019.

The Express reports that although Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he wants to see the UK leave the European Union by 31 October, Mini has insisted it has prepared for all eventualities as to not affect production.

Mini has reportedly said that its all electric car isn’t looking to compete in the long-range electric vehicle market but instead will place itself to ‘tempt’ the urban user.

According to the Express Mini has not started to make any of its electric vehicles yet, but it insists that more than 45,000 orders have been placed since July.

Mini’s electric vehicle project manager Elena Eder said, ‘Brexit is a disruptive factor. Whatever happens, we are ready for any eventuality.’

The Mini Electric are expected to start from around £24,000.

 
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