MG Motor will drive its second electric vehicle, the Comet EV, to India tomorrow (April 19). The automaker has already begun production of the tiny electric car, which will be officially launched on Wednesday. The MG Comet EV will join the ZS EV electric SUV in the automaker’s EV lineup in India. Depending on the price at which MG launches the Comet EV, it could compete with EVs like Tata Tiago EV and Citroen E:C3 in India.
The MG Comet EV is essentially a tiny electric car that may be reminiscent of the Mahindra Reva EV of the past. However, it’s far more capable and feature-rich, and may appeal to urban customers looking for an affordable EV for short trips. Biju Balendran, Chief Operating Officer, MG Motor India, said ahead of the launch: “With MG Comet, we will deliver a futuristic and practical urban electric vehicle with many elements of driving pleasure.”
The MG Comet EV is based on the Air EV, a very popular EV sold by its Chinese partner Wuling in neighboring countries. Design elements are very similar to those of the Chinese electric car, including the interior which was teased by MG in the days leading up to the launch. Teaser images shared by the automaker over the past few days show that the Comet EV will feature dual 10.25-inch fully digital screens for infotainment and instrumentation purposes. The design of the controls mounted on the Comet EV’s steering wheel was inspired by the Apple iPod.
According to reports, the MG Comet EV will be equipped with a 17.3 kWh battery pack and is expected to have a cruising range of about 250 kilometers on a single charge. The electric car may also come with two driving modes – Normal and Sport. The top speed of the Comet EV may be limited to 100 km/h.
Being the smallest EV on Indian roads, the MG Comet EV is expected to be one of the most affordable EVs in India. MG Motor had earlier said it planned to ¥1 million (ex-showroom). The expected price of the Comet EV will be in the same range.However, a ¥A price tag of 1 million won’t make it the most affordable EV in India.It will still cost less than the Tata Tiago EV ¥1000000.
First published date: April 18, 2023 at 09:56 AM CST