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Tata Nexon EV on FIRE – Whom to Blame?

A car on fire is in itself a statement, but a car actually catching fire is something that no one would actually want. This series caught the media’s attention in mid-2022 when several electric vehicles caught fire. Some called it a PR stunt, some deemed it as a move out of jealousy due to the increasing popularity of electric vehicles by ICE manufacturers, while some blamed it on technical malfunctions. Over 5 incidents of electric vehicles catching fire were reported last year. Now, this year’s first electric vehicle fire has been reported as a Tata Neoxn EV caught on fire in Pune, Maharashtra.

Tata Nexon EV catches Fire!
Tata Nexon EV Catches Fire! | Credits- @that_Silver_city
  • This incident took place on 16th April 2023
  • It is being reported that all the occupants in the car are safe
  • Certain media reports also suggest that the affected car had significant damage on its front left quarter panel.
  • The actual reason behind the fire is believed to be due to repairs done at an unauthorised workshop.
  • According to the statement published by Tata Motors, a headlamp repair was carried out on the said Nexon EV
  • The repair was done improperly, and that led to a short circuit.
  • However, due to the swift thinking and action of the fire department, the fire was suppressed in due time.
  • Incidents like these have raised many safety concerns which has led to the government launching a number of probes to investigate the reason behind such happenings.

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Jaskaran Singh Bhola
Jaskaran Singh Bholahttps://gomechanic.in/blog
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