A temporary stoppage will take place on October 31 and November 1.
BMW hopes it and Mini's push towards electric cars will lead to 15 to 25 percent of its sales being electrified vehicles as soon as 2025. At the moment it is building electric cars in smaller numbers because it feels that EV production isn't yet profitable enough to justify producing them to the same level as petrol and diesel cars, but it will start building electric vehicles on a large scale when the latest drivetrain technology comes along in the next couple of years.
BMW's Rolls-Royce plants in the UK aren't expected to be affected by Brexit. Toyota meanwhile is stopping production because of anticipated Brexit production. The Japanese company will stop Corolla and Avensis production on the first day of November.