Tata Nexon EV bursts into flames in Vasai,a suburb region of Mumbai.We have recently seen several electric scooters catching fires, and now the reports of Nexon EV catching fire has amplified a sense of fear among potential EV buyers. Tata Motors has begun a detailed investigation on the same and assured a detailed findings soon. Also, Tata promised to be committed to the safety of their vehicles and consumers. Thankfully, no casualties or deaths were reported at the event.
Tata Nexon EV is the highest-selling electric car in India, and this is the first incident that has been reported ever since its debut in 2020. It comes with a 30.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a decent ARAI-certified range of 312 km.(Note- real-world range may differ).Recently, we have sampled Nexon EV Max with a bigger 40.5kWh battery pack, and we were impressed with its overall offerings. However, Such incidents just don’t hamper our judgement towards safety concerns but also thwarts the EV adoption in general. Well, Tata assured the complete investigation of the incident soon.
Tata’s Spokesperson has said, A detailed investigation is currently being conducted to ascertain the facts of the recent isolated thermal incident that is doing the rounds on social media. We will share a detailed response after our complete investigation. We remain committed to the safety of our vehicles and their users. This is a first incident
after more than 30,000 EVs have cumulatively covered over 100 million km across the country in nearly 4 years”.