Nexon EV fire incident: Tata Motors says detailed investigation underway

Tata Motors said Thursday it was investigating the incident in which a Nexon electric vehicle caught fire in Mumbai.

Commenting on the incident, which was widely shared on social media, Tata Motors said in a statement: “A detailed investigation is currently underway to establish the facts of the recent isolated thermal incident circulating on social media. .”

It further said: “We will share a detailed response after our full investigation. We remain committed to the safety of our vehicles and their users.” The company claimed: “This is the first incident after more than 30,000 EVs have cumulatively covered more than 100 million km across the country in nearly 4 years.”

In the electric two-wheeler segment, there have been many incidents of vehicles catching fire in the recent past.

Electric two-wheeler manufacturers such as Ola Electric, Okinawa Autotech and PureEV had recalled their scooters following separate fire incidents.

The fire incidents had prompted the government to form a panel to investigate and warned companies about sanctions if found negligent.

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