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Proton X90 catching fire incident: No explosion caused by 48V hybrid battery, investigations on the way

Sanjay ยท Aug 23, 2023 05:20 PM

Proton X90 catching fire incident: No explosion caused by 48V hybrid battery, investigations on the way 01

Proton has issued a statement in regards to a recent viral video, in which a Proton X90 caught fire.

The particular vehicle is in the company's possession already, as investigation is carried out to determine the cause of the incident.

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A screengrab of the viral video

Here is the statement in full:

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"Proton would like to issue a statement with regards to a video circulating on social media depicting a Proton X90 catching fire. We are fully aware of the incident, and the vehicle is currently under our possession. Our team is conducting a diligent investigation and will work closely with the relevant authorities to determine the cause of the incident."

"We would also like to clarify there was no explosion caused by the Proton X90's mild hybrid (48V) battery. We understand the concerns of the public and kindly request cooperation to refrain from engaging in speculative discussions and would like to emphasize investigations are still ongoing."

"At Proton, the quality and safety of our products is our top priority, and we would like to reassure users of all Proton models their vehicles are developed to meet the highest standards with each unit undergoing stringent quality and safety inspections prior to being delivered to our valued customers."

Also read: Review: 2023 Proton X90 - Superb value, feature rich, but does it miss the mark?

Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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