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Old 13th July 2024, 19:09   #586
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Looks like there is confusion on the charging led functionality.
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It seems like a design choice at MG made to remind people who have forgotten that they have kept the car on charge and are trying to drive the car. I don't even how is it possible but if someone has overlooked the massive charging cable from the source to car, then he can definitely overlook a small LED

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Old 14th July 2024, 08:18   #587
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These days I drive mostly with zero regen and switch between zero and 1 mostly. I rarely use 2 or 3 (Nexon EV Max). Even at zero regen mild touch of brakes give regen braking. Apart from range, I particularly like the fact that zero regen driving gives the ultimate smoothness. But you need to be ultra defensive for this to work out well.
Regen at zero makes you work harder on anticipating traffic which is the basic mantra of hypermiling. If you are only used to ‘reacting’ to traffic by braking, this mode is not for you!

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As far as my limited knowledge goes, regen is accelerator dependent, not brake dependent. Irrespective of the regen mode level, the regen starts when the accelerator is released. Experts kindly enlighten please. Thanks
Yes and no. The regen effect is dependent on the speed at which you lift your foot off the A pedal. At higher speeds, the regen is more aggressive, tapering down to zero as you reach creep speed. Similarly, regen also depends on your braking. As you brake progressively, regen goes up, ultimately engaging the friction brakes. My pet peev with the Nexon EV is that regen is off below 8 kmph. So in bumper to bumper stop and go traffic, you are always friction braking which is the nemesis of efficiency. I will still be better off if creep mode does not keep accelerating the car to 10 kmph, requiring me to friction brake :(
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Yes and no. The regen effect is dependent on the speed at which you lift your foot off the A pedal. At higher speeds, the regen is more aggressive, tapering down to zero as you reach creep speed. Similarly, regen also depends on your braking. As you brake progressively, regen goes up, ultimately engaging the friction brakes. My pet peev with the Nexon EV is that regen is off below 8 kmph. So in bumper to bumper stop and go traffic, you are always friction braking which is the nemesis of efficiency. I will still be better off if creep mode does not keep accelerating the car to 10 kmph, requiring me to friction brake :(
I can only pen down my observations based on the experience I have of 18,619 kms driving my MG Comet.
The longer the car coasts without A pedal input, the longer the regen. The quantum of regen depends on the speed at which the A pedal is released. Higher the speed higher the regen. Basically, what I have understood, is the rotatory movement of the wheels is converted to electrical energy, which is sent to the battery for storage. The regen does not cut off when the B pedal is pressed, but what happens is the number of rotations reduces (as the distance to stop reduced), hence the regen reduces. So one pedal driving is the name of the game and for this, anticipation plays a major role.

Each one of us, as drivers knows the behavior of our cars (I mean how the car behaves with A, B and C (if applicable) pedal inputs. In the Comet, regen does not work from 100% SOC to 96 ~ 95% SOC. Rest of the SOC regen works. Keeping my driving distance and charger availability in mind, I charge my car when the SOC is at 40%. The initial 5% ie 10 kms the regen does not work, ie on releasing the A pedal, the car free rolls. Having driven for 80 kms, one tends to get used to and appreciate the retardation when the regen works. On the other hand, the free rolling of the car can, at times, get really unnerving. I know this is a inherent trait of all EVs, which one has to be aware of.
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You are spot on. Regen kicks in only below 96% SoC and also as long as you keep the foot off A pedal.

We are differing in our preference of Regen settings! I love the free flowing with zero Regen while you love the reassurance of Regen. I initially loved single pedal driving using high Regen settings and found zero level unnerving. Over time I have got used to zero level because I can keep my foot off the accelerator on long drives and yet coast without unnecessarily kicking in Regen.

That said, just from a technical standpoint, while Regen is better than friction braking, it recovers only a part of the kinetic energy as speed reduces. Therefore coasting is better if you are looking for absolute efficiency.
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On a related note, looking at your experience with the Comet, I am tempted to get it as my second car, replacing the aging Astar automatic. With the Nexon EV Max as the primary, we may well be on our way to being an EV only household!
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The outdated (lack of DC fast charging) and expensive small car image is hitting MG Comet.

The dealers in Chandigarh are readily offering a discount of 65k (over and above the subsidy from Govt) to sell their stock.

The small car image in otherwise pomp and show SUV culture of Punjab has worked against this car.
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MG Comet Exterior Images

I Love this piece of Art. This could have easily replaced my Suzuki access 125. But for the price tag it comes its better to be placed in showroom.
I always imagine my dad zipping through the bylanes in this Cute comet.
Battery cost have to considerably come down before India accepts EV's whole heartedly.

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MG Comet seems to be popular in Bangalore. In and around my house, I see at least 6 Comets. Especially in the morning when the kids are dropped off to school.
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The car is not suitable for anyone over 5ft 8inch tall.(I wrongly thought I could live with that). The service center while being exceedingly polite are just incapable of understanding and solving problems.
Hi Sir, forgive me, but I tend to 'agree to disagree'. I am 6 feet one and a half inch tall. I am extremely comfortable in the Comet (100% self driven). I tilt the back rest to an angle further from the steering wheel, thanks to my long arms, I have an extremely comfortable driving position. The small steering wheel really helps and the tight turning radius is an added boon.

Ingress and egress for the front seats is perfect. One has to understand the USPs of the Comet. It has not been designed to chug along with elders seated at the rear. One has to understand the Comet before putting one's money on the table. My father (he is 85 years old), sometimes uses a walking stick, is extremely comfortable getting in and out of the front seat - speaks a lot of the car design. Yes, the seats could do with more cushioning, but that is not a deal breaker.

Having done 18,864 kms in 8 months and 6 days, for my usage, its the perfect bet. Agreed very minor niggles did crop up, which were promptly resolved. By the way, with automobile is 'picture perfect'??

On the other hand, I do miss a dead pedal for my left foot. Also I wear size 12W shoes, hence find the A and B pedals very close to each other in addition to the right side wheel well, again blame it on the size of my feet. When I was in the 'buying mode' many a sundry dissuaded me from buying the Comet, but each for his own - it ticked all the boxes of my 'need analysis'. 99% of the time, am alone in the car, my only companion being my laptop bag. I drive 80 kms per day. The AC is a chiller (it survived the intense heat of the NCR). Yes, niggles of the KERS cutting off is there, but I know exactly when it would happen, hence no surprises here. Yes the AC does sometimes cut off, but how much effort does it take to press the center of the extreme left dial!! At least it is better off than the TATA EVs throwing HV errors.
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Hi Experts - does anyone know the location of the OBD port of the Comet and which OBD bluetooth device would be recommended
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That plus a telescopic steering otherwise even as a tall guy my hands won't reach. It'd also solve the seatbelt is too far problem.
Initially when I purchased the car, I used to use the seat belt 'eye', which I found most user friendly. Subsequently, I bypass it (do not use it), found it much better this way.
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Initially when I purchased the car, I used to use the seat belt 'eye', which I found most user friendly. Subsequently, I bypass it (do not use it), found it much better this way.
I'm using the seatbelt eye with a soft cushion on the seatbelt itself. Personally that's the most comfortable, but everyone's bodies are built differently.

I also noticed that the clothes being worn made a difference, loose t-shirts vs fitted shirts for example.
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