Fire breaks out in a Tata Nexon EV: Tata Motors statement, Bhavish Agarwal of Ola tweets about it as well.
A Tata Nexon EV caught fire in Mumbai, Maharashtra, following a recent spate of electric scooter fires in India. The incident was recorded on camera and has received a lot of attention on social media.
The cause of the fire is still a mystery. Tata has nevertheless issued a formal statement promising an exhaustive inquiry.
In Mumbai’s West Vasai neighbourhood, the incident happened in front of a restaurant. According to reports, firemen were able to put out the fires.
Thankfully, nobody was hurt in the incident.
In a statement, Tata Motors promised to conduct an inquiry to determine what started the incident.
Official statement from Tata Motors:
“To ascertain the details of the recent isolated heat incident that is trending on social media, a thorough investigation is now being carried out. After we have finished our inquiry, we will provide a thorough response.
We continue to be dedicated to the users and the safety of our cars. After travelling more than 100 million kilometres across the nation in just under 4 years in more than 30,000 EVs, this is the first incident.”
The most popular electric vehicle in India is the Tata Nexon EV. A 30.2 kWh battery pack that has a 312 km maximum range powers the crossover.
Bhavish Aggarwal of Ola tweeted about this incident.
In case you missed it @hormazdsorabjee 🤔
EV fires will happen. Happens in all global products too. EV fires are much less frequent than ICE fires. https://t.co/gGowsWTKZV
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) June 23, 2022
Bhavish Aggarwal of Ola, who received criticism for an Ola S1 Pro fire incident and subsequent reliability problems with the new scooter, also tweeted about the incident. He said that electric vehicle fires are widespread and that some have even been reported internationally.
Additionally, he asserts that compared to ICE vehicles, similar occurrences are significantly more uncommon in electric vehicles.
Tata has not yet determined the precise cause of the incident, however it should be emphasised that the Tata Nexon EV continues to be the most popular electric vehicle in India. There may be a number of causes for the fire.
The only few causes are overcharging, short-circuiting, and issues with the battery management system. Many electric scooters from various brands have caught fire on the roadways in the past.
The DRDO organisation was tasked by the Indian government to look into the scooter fires and suggest ways to prevent future occurrences.
In India, there haven’t been many electric car fires. This Tata Nexon EV has really never caught fire in India.
The new Nexon EV Max with an increased range was just unveiled by Tata. The new car has a bigger battery and a 437 km claimed driving range.
In the Indian market, Tata also offers the Nexon EV in regular form. The Tata Nexon base model has a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, giving it a 312 km range on a single charge. In the Indian market, Tata also sells the Tigor EV.