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Nio EV falls from third floor, kills two while test driving

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  • An accident involving a Nio EV car has resulted in the death of two people
  • The EV with its occupants fell from the third of Nio’s headquarters in China
  • Preliminary investigation revealed there was no fault in the car

A Nio electric vehicle fell from the third floor in China. The accident resulted in the death of two people who were test driving the car. The incident happened in Nio’s headquarters in Shanghai on June 22nd, 2022.

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The company has conducted an on-site analysis of the incident. According to the Nio’s Weibo handle, the preliminary investigation conducted by it revealed that the accident was not caused due to any fault with the vehicle. Several videos of the accident have been shared on social media, showing medical workers trying to help the people who were hurt.

Nio EV falls and kills two people

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Nio ET 5 sedan falls from third floor resulting in the death of two people

According to Nio, the EV, the two people who died in the crash included one of its staff members and a technician from one of its partners. Both of them were present inside the Nio ET5 sedan when it smashed out of the third floor of its headquarters in Shanghai, China. The third floor of the building is described variously as a car park, a showroom, and a testing facility.

Nio’s statement on the incident states, “Our company has collaborated with public security department to launch the investigation and analysis of the cause of the accident. Based on the analysis of the situation at the scene, we can initially confirm that this was an accident (not caused by the vehicle). We feel very sad about this accident and would like to express our deepest condolences to our colleague and partner employee who lost their lives. A team has been set up to help the families.”

Even though there is no proof that shows that there were issues with the Nio EV involved in the accident, the reason why it has become global news is due to the increasing number of safety issues related to electric vehicles that have happened across the world. Last week, a Tata Nexon EV caught fire in Mumbai, probably because of some fault with its battery pack.

While the car owner was not injured in the incident, there have been some incidents involving electric scooters that have resulted in deaths and serious injuries. The road transport ministry of India has set up an expert committee to investigate the causes of EVs catching fire. The government body will provide remedial measures to curb such issues.

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