MG Launches New Comet EV Variants with Fast Charging: Starting Price Rs 8.24 Lakh

Important note: the new Comet EV still does not support DC fast charging

Exciting news for the potential buyers of the MG Comet EV, as MG Motor India has launched the car in its new variants with a 7.4 kW AC fast charging option. This will bring down the charging time on the new MG Comet EV to under 3.5 hours (0-100 per cent).

Previously, the MG Comet EV came with the 3.3 kW AC charger, which took five hours to charge from 10-80 per cent and around seven hours for a full 0-100 per cent charge.

However, it is important to note that the new Comet EV still does not support DC fast charging.

MG Comet EV Renamed

The MG Comet was so far available in three variants: Pace, Play and Plush. However, the company decided to change the name of these trims to Executive, Excite and Exclusive, respectively.

Note that the fast charging (FC) is only available in the Excite FC (Rs. 8,23,800, ex-showroom) and Exclusive FC (Rs. 9,13,800, ex-showroom) variants.

Also, prices of the Executive (Rs. 6,98,800, ex-showroom) and Excite (Rs. 7,88,000, ex-showroom) will remain the same as the outgoing Pace and Play trims.

But the Exclusive trim (Rs. 8,78,000, ex-showroom) will now cost Rs. 20,000 more than the previous variant, which was available at Rs. 8.58 lakh.

It’s also worth noting that in order to push sales for the Comet EV, MG Motor India had recently cut prices for the car by up to Rs 1.40 lakh.

MG Comet EV FC variants get a charging time of 3.5 hours  (source: MG Motor)

MG Comet EV Battery and Range

Powering the MG Comet EV is a single PMS motor on the rear axle. Equipped with an automatic gearbox, the Comet EV delivers a peak power of 41bhp and torque of 110nm to the rear wheels.

Moreover, the Comet EV features a 17.3kWh battery pack, which is IP67-rated for water and dust resistance, offering an ARAI-certified range of 230km. That means the range remains unchanged on a single charge.

MG Comet EV New Features

The Excite and Exclusive fast charging trims get a few additional features over the regular variants, including:

  • Rear disc brakes
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Hill-hold control,
  • Power foldable ORVMs
  • Turn indicator integrated DRLs
  • Creep mode, which is useful for manoeuvring and parking

In terms of safety, all three variants get ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and a reverse camera with sensors.

MG Comet EV two new FC trims get additional features over other variants (Source: MG Motors)

When launched in the Indian market, the two-door MG Comet EV with four seating capacities did not have a direct competitor, and surprisingly it still doesn’t.

However, in terms of specs, the Tata Tiago EV, with a 19.2kWh battery and a range of about 250km, is its close competitor.

MG Motor India will aim to boost its sales after launching two new Comet EV variants with a 7.4 kW AC fast charging option.