Fire incident at Tata MotorsAs India, like other countries in the world, seeks to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, many new challenges are emerging in this direction. One of them is all the incidents of electric vehicles catching fire!
The Indian government has also ordered an inquiry into a fire that broke out in a Tata Motors electric vehicle in the same area.
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Reuters This information has come to light through the report of a government official. We would like to inform you that this step has been taken at a time when Tata Motors has termed this incident as “isolated thermal incident”.
What is the whole case?
In fact, a video has gone viral on social media platforms, showing Tata Motors’ electric car on fire.
In this viral video, firefighters are seen trying to extinguish a fire in a Nexon electric car in Mumbai.
A statement was issued on behalf of Tata Motors after the video went viral;
“A detailed investigation is underway to find out the facts related to the recent ‘Isolated Thermal Event’ on social media.”
Tata Motors has another argument in this regard. According to the company, they have sold more than 30,000 electric vehicles so far, most of them Nexon EV models. And this is the first case of its kind.
Although the company has asked for an investigation at its own level, it has now come to light that the government investigation will be led by the Defense Research and Development Organization.
The series of fire incidents began with two-wheeled electric vehicles
The government is also taking the matter more seriously as a number of people have been seriously injured and some have lost their lives in recent electric scooter fires.
Seeing that the future of electric vehicles was in question, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had advised e-scooter manufacturers to recall batches of defective scooters.
In addition, an official investigation was launched by the government, in which the preliminary findings of the investigation of 3 e-scooter manufacturers, including Ola Electric, stated that “battery cells and modules” were the cause of the fire.
According to various reports, an expert committee set up by the Ministry of Road Transport to probe the fires on these electric bikes is expected to submit its final report by this month.
But now the government does not want to take lightly the aftermath of two-wheeler electric car fires, even as India aims to increase the share of electric vehicles in the country’s total passenger car sales to 30 per cent by 2030. Currently about 1% has been reported.