MG officially confirms Comet EV
MG Motor India has officially revealed the name of its upcoming electric vehicle (EV), called the Comet, ahead of its launch soon. The brand says that this moniker draws inspiration from the iconic 1934 British aeroplane, which participated in the England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race.
The Comet EV is said to be the rebadged version of the Wulling Air EV. While it has been spied testing in India on multiple occasions, MG did not showcase the EV at the 2023 Auto Expo. The highlights of the Comet are likely to be LED headlights, a full-length light bar at the front, a dual-screen setup comprising a digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system, air conditioning, and a multifunctional steering wheel, among others. Meanwhile, the Comet EV is expected to be powered by a 20kWh-25kWh battery pack. It could have a range between 200km and 300km.
A statement released by MG Motor India stated 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.
Commenting on the occasion, Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, 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 the 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."
It is interesting to note that the Hector was named after a World War II fighter British biplane built in late 1930. Likewise, the Gloster was also named after a made-in-Britain jet-engine aircraft prototype, which took off for the first time in 1941.