Tata Nexon Electric with 312km mileage catches fire, government orders DRDO to investigate


Tata Nexon EV is the most popular and best selling electric compact SUV in the Indian market. Recently, after the Tata Nexon EV caught fire in Maharashtra, the government has asked the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to investigate the matter. The organization was earlier tasked by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to check incidents of fire in electric two-wheelers. Tata Motors is also investigating the reason behind the isolated thermal incident. Tata Motors said that a detailed investigation is being done to ascertain the cause of the fire in the Tata Nexon EV. Let us tell you that a few days ago there was a fire in Tata Nexon EV in Vasai West of Mumbai. The car was parked outside a restaurant in Mumbai when suddenly a fire broke out.

In an investigation conducted by DRDO, the organization had noticed a major problem with the battery. The agency clarified that electric two-wheeler makers such as Okinawa Autotech, Pure EV, Jitendra Electric Vehicles, Ola Electric and Boom Motors may have used lower grade materials to cut costs.

Tata Motors also shared an official statement after the EV caught fire. The statement said that “a major investigation is being done to find out the fact of the recent thermal incident on social media. We will share the detailed report after our complete investigation. We will ensure the safety of our vehicles and their users.” Committed to this. This is the first event after over 30,000 electric vehicles have covered more than 100 million km across the country in nearly four years. The Tata Nexon EV is currently India’s best selling popular EV. For the first time When a Nexon EV catches fire, the exact cause will be known only after a thorough investigation.

Tata Nexon EV was launched in 2020 in India. Ziptron technology has been used in Nexon EV. It has a 30.2 kWh lithium ion battery. Talking about the range, the company claims that the Nexon EV offers a maximum range of 312 km. The electric motor generates 129 PS and 245 Nm of torque.

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