New Delhi. A new car has been introduced in the segment of electric vehicles. MG Motor on Wednesday introduced the Comet EV in the Indian market. This is the company’s second electric vehicle in the country. Its production has started at the company’s plant in Halol, Gujarat. It can be made available for sale later this month.
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Its design is somewhat different. It gets LED headlamp with DRL and LED strips at the front and rear. The seating capacity of this two-door electric hatchback is four passengers. It will be available in five colors – Apple Green (with Black Roof), Aurora Silver, Starry Black, Candy White and Candy White with Black Roof. It has a dual screen, which includes a 10.25-inch infotainment system and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. There are controls on its steering wheel. Apart from this, it is equipped with connected car technology. It also gets features like ambient lighting and rear parking sensors.
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The battery of this electric car is 7.3 kWh, which gives a range of about 230 kilometers in a single charge. The company says that its battery can be fully charged in about seven hours. It gets dual front airbags, tire pressure monitoring and reverse parking camera. Its starting price will be around Rs 10 lakh. It is said to be a modified version of the Wuling Air EV, which is sold in Indonesia and some other countries. In India, it will compete with Tata Motors’ Tiago EV.
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In this year’s Economic Survey, it was told that by 2030 the market of electric vehicles in the country could increase to one crore units annually. There is a possibility of getting about five crore direct and indirect jobs from this. It was told in the Economic Survey that in December, India had become the third largest automobile market in the world in terms of sales, leaving behind Japan and Germany. According to the Economic Survey, “The automotive industry can play an important role in moving towards green energy. The country’s EV market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 49 percent between 2022 and 2030. May reach one crore units. Last year it was around one million units.”
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