On Tuesday, Tata Nexon EV caught fire in the Vasai area in Mumbai, which prompted the Indian govt to swing into action. The Centre has ordered a separate probe into this case came hours after Tata Motors publicized its decision to hold a detailed inquiry into the case on Thursday. A video of the incident, shared on social media, went viral, pushing actions from several stakeholders; however, no one was injured in the arson.
According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways official, the govt has roped in the Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES), Naval Science & Tech Lab (NSTL), and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Visakhapatnam to conduct the probe. These agencies will try to find out the reason and cases that led to the scenario and recommend solutions to avoid such in the future.
On Thursday, Tata Motor issued a statement stating its order for a stringent internal probe into the Nexon EV arson case. The automaker said a detailed investigation is being conducted to find the facts of the current situation that is doing the rounds on the media platforms. They will share a detailed report after the completion of the probe and remain committed to the safety of their cars and consumers.