The budding EV market of the nation is an attribute of the consumers choice to chose different as well as being helpful towards the Environment. While there have been several cases of EV’s catching Fire due to quality lapses, consumers sill haven’t recoiled at the sights of EV’s . Consumers have faith in these products and see them to be the future and hence come forward to invest in them exceedingly but cases like the recent burning up of the Nexon EV in Mumbai’s Vasai is bound to shake up that confidence.
Tata Nexon Ev Catches fire
Yesterday the Highest selling EV of India caught fire in Mumbai Near Vasai , before this there have been no reported incidents of the car catching fire. The video of the incident soon after surfaced over the internet and went Viral. As per media reports from Rushlane the owner of the car had charged his vehicle with his normal slow charger installed at his office an on his way back car made some clicking sounds while the instrument panel of the car lit up with warning lights.
After this the owner was alarmed and he parked the car and got out, in the video that surfaced over the internet it was seen that the froe fighters were dousing the vehicle with water while that might not be the most efficient way to extinguish out fire in case of EV’s. Although the method brought the fire under control until it rose out to do further damage. EV fires are always a little tricky to manage and as EV vehicles become mainstream our fire managing departments we should update themselves with the management techniques of such fires. In such cases thermal runaway can lead to every cell catching fire subsequently which can lead to a even bigger fire than the one reported.
Tata Motors notified Rushlane – “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. We will share a detailed response after our complete investigation. We remain committed to the safety of our vehicles and their users. This is a first incident after more than 30,000 EVs have cumulatively covered over 1 million km across the country in nearly 4 years.”