With its assortment of petrol, diesel, and electric vehicles, Tata Motors is currently among the top automotive manufacturers in the country. The business joined the market for passenger electric cars in 2019 and has since risen to the top of the sector. Currently, the best-selling electric car on the market is the Tata Nexon EV. Recently, though, a video went viral that showed a Tata Nexon EV catching fire in Pune. This incident’s cause is still a mystery.
Tata Nexon EV Catches Fire
Video and images from the incident on April 16, 2023, in Pune show that the fire began beneath the SUV’s hood at the Reliance Store, Katraj Chowk. It doesn’t appear that the SUV’s battery pack caused the fire, despite the fact that the incident’s specifics are still unknown at this time.
The battery pack for the Tata Nexon EV is hidden beneath the floor, and if it had caught fire, the whole car would have been destroyed.
It is clear from the video that the fire was restricted to the car’s bonnet, indicating that any of the components beneath the bonnet may have started the fire. It is anticipated that Tata Motors would examine the vehicle to determine the true problem. A closer look at the SUV’s licence plate revealed that it had only been bought nine months earlier.
In June 2022, a Tata Nexon EV that was parked in front of a restaurant in Mumbai caught fire. It was assumed that the battery in this case had been damaged and had somehow caught fire. Tata Motors quickly issued an official statement following the occurrence in which it vowed to conduct a thorough investigation. The manufacturer said that this incidence was an atypical case because the product had undergone comprehensive testing.
Other cases of electric vehicles catching fire have occurred. Tata cars have occasionally caught fire in the past. Two Tata Punch SUVs were reported to have caught fire while being driven, according to complaints. Even though one of them happened in Gujarat, the other one happened in Assam. We have encountered incidents when an 11-month-old Tata Harrier caught fire on the streets of Mumbai.
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