MG Motor to launch 'Comet' smart, city-focussed Electric car in India
Soon after the massive showcasing of electric car line-up at the Auto Expo Motor Show 2023, the MG Motor India has announced that it will be launching its new smart EV 'Comet' in the local market. This will be the British brand's second electric car in India.
Named after the iconic 1934 British airplane which participated in the England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race, the Comet is set to re-open up the Indian market for tiny, city-only electric cars, after the demise of the Reva electric and its younger sibling Mahindra e2o. The car is just 2.9 metres long, with a wheelbase of 2 metres.
MG claims that the 'Comet' is here at a time when driving in congested urban cities is becoming a stressful chore that calls for an urgent need for agile and futuristic solutions amidst skyrocketing fuel costs, sparse parking spaces, and increasing pollution.
Electric vehicles can help reduce environmental impact, save costs, and offer convenience as well as comfort. The 'Comet' goes a step further to achieve this goal by providing seamless mobility, which is connected, automatic, electric and shared, the company adds.
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According to Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, "Urban mobility is at a point of inflexion where New Age solutions are needed to address both the current as well the forthcoming challenges. As we move further into the digital age, we will witness an exceedingly large number of innovations that could range from futuristic technologies to unique designs to clean mobility and many others".
"We at MG, through 'Comet', intend to take the needed decisive steps and a 'leap of faith' in the direction of creating solutions for a better future for each one of us", he added.
The MG Comet is said to come loaded with a 20-25 kWh battery pack that would promise a driving range of 200-300 kms in single charge.