Incidents of electric vehicle fires are increasing day by day, which casts doubt on the safety aspects of electric vehicles.
Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal once again took to Twitter to tell Autocar editor Hormazd Sorabji about the latest incident of the Tata Nexon EV fire. A Tata Nexon EV appears to have caught fire in a recent incident in Mumbai. Nexon EV is the most successful electric car in our country. It has gained market share due to its high price advantage over its MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric competitors. Responding quickly to the incident, Tata Motors undertook to investigate the cause of the first accident in his electric car. Interestingly, OLA CEO Bhavish Aggarwal also reacted to the incident and even showed it to Hormazd Sorabji from Autocar India.
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Bhavish Aggarwal tweeted about the Nexon EV fire in the Autocar editor
The Internet shows a Nexon EV parked on the side of the road in Mumbai. The lower part of the car is on fire and it seems impossible to control the fire. There are officials, police and fire department trying to put out the fire with water and fire extinguishers. However, due to the burning nature of the battery, the situation is getting out of control. Because it is a chemical reaction, water and CO2 do not stop the fire as in a normal fire. Recent events have shown this.
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Recently, Bhavish Aggarwal and Hormazd Sorabji took to Twitter to comment on security issues at the Ola Electric S1 Pro. This time, Bhavish says the problem of electric vehicle fires is not unique to Ola, but a general industry phenomenon. In addition, he explains that car fires are a global phenomenon, but they are still less common in EVs than in cars with IC motors.
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Tata Motors Nexon EV in a fire
In response to the Nexon EV fire, Tata Motors said: “A detailed investigation is currently underway to determine the facts of a recent isolated thermal incident on social media. We will give a full answer after a full investigation. We are committed to the safety of our vehicles and their users. This is the first time in nearly four years that more than 30,000 EVs have traveled more than 100 million kilometers across the country. ”