BMW is reportedly considering manufacturing its electric Mini outside the UK due to the uncertainty caused by Brexit.
According to reports, the carmaker, which manufactures most Minis at its plant in Oxford, could be moving production of the electric version to its sites in Germany.
The company announced the launch of the battery-powered Mini last year and is scheduled for sale in 2019.
A plant in the Netherlands, which already produces around 20,000 convertible versions of the Mini a year, could also be in the running.
German media claims BMW aims to start discussions about production of the new electric Mini with the UK Government in the next week.
A spokesperson for BMW told ELN: “The decision about where to build this car will be taken before the end of 2017.”
BMW is among other major carmakers and energy giants that have joined forces to invest €10.7 (£9.2m) in hydrogen technologies in the next five years.
Last year it also announced plans to enter the domestic energy storage market.