The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on Thursday mentioned it’s investigating the incident of a Nexon electrical automotive catching hearth in Mumbai.
Tata Motors mentioned it’s additionally investigating the incident. The video of a Nexon EV caught on hearth at Vasai, Mumbai, was circulating on social media like Twitter.
“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,” the corporate mentioned whereas responding to the incident that has been extensively shared on social media.
The Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety, Naval Science & Technological Laboratory and Indian Institute of Science are prone to be part of the probe ordered by the Ministry.
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“We will share a detailed response after our complete investigation. We remain committed to the safety of our vehicles and their users,” the corporate mentioned.
“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,” the corporate mentioned.
There have been many incidents of electrical two-wheelers catching hearth within the current previous. Electric two-wheeler makers reminiscent of Ola Electric, Okinawa Autotech and PureEV had recalled their scooters within the wake of separate hearth incidents. The hearth incidents had prompted the federal government to kind a panel to look at and had warned corporations of penalties in the event that they have been discovered to be negligent. In May this yr, Tata Motors launched a brand new model of its top-selling Nexon EV named Nexon EV MAX in India with a beginning worth of Rs 17.74 lakh (ex-showroom all India). The car helps quicker charging and it’ll cowl 437 km on a single cost in opposition to 312 km of the earlier mannequin.