The Tata Nexon EV joins the battery of electric vehicles that have caught fire across the country in the past few months. According to reports, a fire broke out in Mumbai’s Vasai West (near Panchavati Hotel) in Nexon, one of the most popular electric vehicles in the country. Tata Motors treated the reported incident as a separate thermal incident and said that they are investigating the matter in detail.
“Investigation is being done to ascertain the facts of the recent isolated thermal incident which is becoming quite viral on social media. We will share a response after our thorough investigation. We will ensure the safety of our vehicles and their users. This is the first incident after more than 30,000 EVs have covered more than 1 million kms across the country in almost 4 years.
Tata Nexon EV is the best selling electric car in India. Tata Motors has sold around 30,000 cars since its launch. The viral video claimed that the car was being charged at a slow speed. After covering a distance of about 5 kilometres, the owner noticed a flash of warnings on the dashboard to get out of the car. “This is the first incident after more than 30,000 EVs have covered more than 1 million km across the country in almost four years,” the company said. Several EV manufacturers, including Ola Electric, Pure EV, Jitendra EV Tech, Ather Energy and Okinawa, have launched separate investigations following incidents of two-wheeler fires.