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Tata Motors conducting ‘detailed investigation’ into Nexon EV hearth | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

The Nexon EV makes use of LFP cells, that are extra forgiving below thermal stress than NMC cells, though the precise explanation for the hearth remains to be unknown.

After movies of a Tata Nexon EV catching hearth was shared extensively on the web, the automaker has responded saying it’s conducting an in depth investigaton within the matter. The electrical automotive caught hearth reportedly in Vasai  a suburb of Mumbai  on June 22.    

  • Tata says first occasion of a Nexon EV catching hearth
  • Actual explanation for the hearth is at the moment unknown

“An in depth investigation is at the moment being performed to determine the details of the current remoted thermal incident that’s doing the rounds on social media,” Tata Motors stated. “We are going to share an in depth response after our full investigation.”

The movies confirmed the Nexon EV parked on the facet of the street, and a plume of smoke first coming from beneath the automotive the place the batteries are situated. Step by step, your entire car was engulfed in flames, with occasional blasts coming from the battery. 

The precise explanation for the hearth is at the moment unknown. The corporate added in its assertion that this was the primary such incident involving a Nexon EV, which has offered greater than 30,000 items. These items have cumulatively coated greater than a 100 million km throughout the nation in practically 4 years, in accordance with Tata Motors.

EV hearth incidents

EV fires should not significantly new as there have already got been a number of such incidents with electrical two-wheelers, elevating security considerations. This, nevertheless, is the primary reported occasion of a mainstream electrical four-wheeler catching hearth in India. 

To notice, the Tata Nexon EV makes use of lithium ferrous phosphate (LFP) cells, which is a extra forgiving chemistry below thermal stress than nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cells. Moreover, the Nexon EV’s cells are additionally cylindrical in construction, which once more assist in thermal administration as in comparison with pouch cells. Thus, it is going to be attention-grabbing to see the outcomes of the corporate’s investigation.

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