Another brand new Tata Nano burst into flames near Vadodara on Wednesday. The car was part of a fleet of 11 Nanos being delivered to a Makarpura dealer. Reportedly, the small car caught fire at the rear where the engine is located.
The driver said he saw smoke rising from the rear before the car caught fire on National Highway 8. A Tata Motors spokesperson said the vehicle that caught fire belonged to the company.
"One vehicle from a fleet of cars that was being transported to the dealer's showroom caught fire on the way. We don't know what led to the fire. We are investigating the cause of this fire. It was not sold to anybody," he said.
Meanwhile, the Anand rural police have registered a complaint in the matter.
The incident follows a similar incident last month when a brand new Nano was reduced to ashes as the owner was driving the car home from the company showroom.
The incident is said to have been caused by a short circuit in the car's rear.