MG Motor India has launched the base model at Rs 7.98 lakh. The bookings for this model will commence on May 15 and deliveries in the same month in select cities. This is the second electric vehicle (EV) by the Chinese-owned British marque after the ZS EV, which was launched in India in 2020.
Feature: Haute on the inside.
Synthetic Leather Seat
This car will never cramp your style because it has all it takes to make every drive a TLC session. And one look at its plush, luxurious interiors you’ll know it’s ‘gram worthy.
Comet EV, which becomes the most affordable electric car in the Indian market, will be pitted against the Tata Tiago EV and the Citroen EC3 electric cars in the urban EV segment. To be available in multiple variants, MG Motor India is yet to reveal the price range of all its models.
Safety: ‘No worries’ is not just a catchphrase.
High strength vehicle body with 17 hot stamping panels
MG Comet EV isn’t all about fun and games. This car cares about you deeply and it shows it too. Check out some of its safety features and you’ll know it’s legit.
Technology: Tech OP in the car
Wireless Android Auto & Apple Carplay
MG Comet EV is savvy enough to keep up with your daily needs on every drive. And with its range of cool connected features, you can get your car to do exactly what you want minus the hassles.
Level of Comfort – Very High
Steering mounted audio controls
Isn’t it sweet when someone takes care of all your needs? That’s exactly what MG Comet EV does with its unique features that make your life a little easier.
Battery: Powering your drive
IP67 Rated Battery
With the 17.3 kWh Prismatic Li-ion battery, MG Comet EV powers your drive for the long run. So be it those long drives in the rain or everyday hustle to your office, you are always sorted.
Performance: Range that’s perfect for the city and you!
The MG Comet EV needs just one charge to travel 200 kms. Which means, the car can take you all around the town several times over, without a break.
The company is positioning its entry model as a ‘viable urban mobility option’ and is primarily targeting customers who prioritise a zero-emission vehicle that has a ‘lower running cost’ compared to ‘conventional’ vehicles.
Rajeev Chaba, president and managing director, MG Motor India, said, “With the Comet EV, we aim to empower our customers to make a smart choice without compromising on style or convenience.” He had earlier clarified that the car is aimed at customers who travel less than 100 km per day. He also indicated that the company will not be selling this car at a loss.
MG Motor India stated that the two-door electric hatchback will be equipped with a 17.3 kWh battery pack that will offer a claimed range of 230 km on a full charge. Further, charging it via the 3.3kW unit will take seven hours for 0-100 percent and five hours for 10-80 per cent. It gets a single motor that is mounted on the rear axle and has a peak power output of 42PS and max torque of 110Nm, as claimed by the company.
“In India, EVs are less than 2 percent but this number will go up. For India, the tipping point would be when the penetration levels reach 10 percent and there are more choices for consumers around the Rs 10 lakh price range,” Chaba had said last week during a roundtable conference.
The content localisation of Comet EV will be about around 54 percent in the initial phase, and will be enhanced to 60 percent by the end of this year. The carmaker has partnered with Tata AutoComp Systems to source batteries for the car.
MG Motor India anticipates a strong response and will be gradually ramping up production to around 3,000 units a month. It has already revealed that it has invested around Rs 800 crore to produce the car locally at its plant in Halol, Gujarat. With the launch of the model, the company is also anticipating 30 percent of its sales to come from the EV segment this year.
“The sale of electric passenger vehicles is set to rise dramatically in India, from around 50,000 units last year to probably around 125,000-130,000 units this year. During 2023, we expect 30 percent of our total sales of around 80,000-90,000 units to come from the two electric models,” Chaba said, adding, “If we are fortunate, we could produce between 80,000 and 1 lakh units this year and next year our output should be 1.2 lakh units.”