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After the electric scooter, now the case of fire in the electric car has come to the fore. The incident is of Vasai Road in Mumbai late on Wednesday evening. Here a sudden fire broke out in Tata’s Nexon EV and the car was gutted. This is the best Tata electric car in India…

After the electric scooter, now the case of fire in the electric car has come to the fore. The incident is of Vasai Road in Mumbai late on Wednesday evening. Here a sudden fire broke out in Tata’s Nexon EV and the car was gutted. This is the first case of a Tata electric car catching fire in India. Both Tata and the government are probing the matter.

According to reports, the car owner had done charging in the office. When he came out with it, a strange sound started coming and alerts started coming in the instrument cluster. Seeing this, he parked his vehicle on the side. After some time it caught fire.

Tata Motors on the matter involved in the investigation, Tata said, ‘We are investigating this incident and whatever information comes to light will be shared with everyone. We are committed to the safety of our vehicles and their users. More than 30,000 EVs have covered a total distance of more than 100 million kilometers across the country in about 4 years, this is the first such incident.

Government to conduct an independent probe into the matter The government has ordered an independent probe into the fire incident in a Nexon electric vehicle in Mumbai, a senior official of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said on Thursday. Center for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam have been asked to find out the cause of the incident and suggest measures to prevent it.

Incidents of EV fires will continue to happen, Ola Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said, “Incidents of fires in electric vehicles will come to the fore. This also happens in vehicles made by international companies. However, the incidence of fire in electric vehicles is much less as compared to diesel-petrol vehicles. Let us tell you that earlier there were incidents of fire in Ola’s electric scooters.

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Nexon EV is powered by Lithium-ion battery Talking about Tata Nexon EV, it is the best selling electric car in India. The electric car is powered by a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery. On a full charge, this car gives a range of 312 km. The car can be charged in just 60 minutes using a DC fast charger. Can be charged in 8 hours with regular charger.

Tesla’s car has also caught fire, if you look at the incidents of fire in electric cars around the world, many cases have come to the fore. In May 2022, a Tesla Model Y caught fire after being power down. The driver was inside the car during the incident and had to break the window and get out. This incident took place in British Columbia. A man named Jameel Jutha was driving the car. He bought it only eight months ago.

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How to take care of your e-vehicle? By taking care of a few things, consumers can avoid hazards like fire to a great extent.

  • Charge the electric vehicle only with the charger recommended by the electric vehicle maker.
  • Do not park your electric vehicle in the sun for a long time.
  • Be careful while charging, take expert help to understand the process before charging for the first time.
  • Avoid overcharging of electric vehicle.
  • Use good sockets and plugs for charging.
  • Moisture is dangerous to both the charger and the battery, so protect your electric vehicle from it.

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