BMW pledges to build new e-Mini at UK car plant

Decision to build fully electric model at Cowley eases fears German carmaker would shift production outside UK after Brexit

A fully electric version of the Mini is to be built in the UK, giving a huge boost to the British car industry and relief to the government as it pursues an exit from the European Union.

The move ends worries the new model could be made overseas after a warning in February from German owner BMW that it may look outside the UK because of the uncertainties caused by Brexit.

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