In light of the recent Tata Nexon EV fire incident in Pune, the auto giant has released an official statement after completing its investigation into the matter. The company said repairs were carried out at an unauthorized workshop, causing a short circuit in the Tata Nexon EV. The automaker clarified that no passengers were injured in the thermal accident.
In an official statement, Tata Motors said: “This is about a thermal accident that occurred in Pune, Katraj on April 16, 2023. All occupants are safe. A team of technical experts has completed a detailed review of the incident. Inquiry, we would like to share the latest news with you.
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We understand that the vehicle has recently undergone repairs in which the left headlight was replaced at an unauthorized workshop. Over long periods of time, this results in brief, sleepy fever. Flaws in the assembly and repair process carried out in an unauthorized workshop resulted in electrical failures in the headlamp area, resulting in thermal accidents. Affected areas are concentrated only in areas where repairs are being made. We will continue to stay in touch with our customers to provide all the support needed. “
The incident came to light after a video of the Nexon EV being watered by firefighters surfaced online on April 16. The video shows the car’s left front section completely damaged, while the cab was unaffected. Also, Tata Motors urges customers to have spare parts and accessories installed for their vehicles from authorized workshops to avoid such accidents.
“Our call to all customers – The automotive market continues to evolve with new technologies and modern electronic components, whether in ICE vehicles or electric vehicles, requiring trained workmanship. For the safety of our users, we urge our Customers have their vehicles fitted with on-spec components, accessories and spare parts at authorized Tata Motors workshops to avoid any such incidents. Tata Motors remains committed to the safety of its users and its products,” the automaker said .
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Tata Motors currently has over 85% market share in electric vehicles and the company has recently managed to expand its market share with the Tigor and Tiago EVs. Plus, there are more EVs planned in the form of the Altroz and Harrier, which are expected to join the lineup soon.
It’s safe to say that the fire incidents in 2021 and 2022 have adversely affected the image of electric vehicles, which is why each incident requires intense scrutiny from manufacturers and authorities alike. More awareness about how to use EVs will definitely help owners take better care of their respective vehicles.
First published date: April 18, 2023 at 17:55 PM CST