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This is a Tesla Model S hearse

RemetzCars' silent coffin carrier has potential to bury the competition

Published: 07 Oct 2016
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As grim as it sounds, as a general rule, your last ever drive is the one to your funeral. That’s quite a daunting prospect for us petrolheads  – mainly because we won’t be behind the wheel, but also because the hearse options most undertakers have the keys to is pretty uninspiring.

They can range from Ssangyong Turismos capable of swallowing four coffins in one, to pimped-out Rolls-Royce Phantoms.

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But now Dutch company RemetzCars has added a hint of the 21st century to the hearse game by making a fittingly silent, fully-electric Tesla Model S hearse.

It’s the first of its kind and offers an insight of how we’ll get delivered to the big hole in the ground once we’ve sucked all the petrol out of our poor planet.

To make it happen, a base Model S was sourced and then stripped of its battery pack. Then, the angle grinders were fired up and the body was cut in half. An extra 80 cm was added in the middle and then fused back together.

Once the batteries were fitted back into the floor, the whole hearse measured out at nearly 19 feet. The rear seats were binned in favour of wood decking to slide a coffin in and out with ease, as well as a separation wall and manually retractable floor. There’s also a newly sculpted glass roofline that follows the traditional Model S line for aero efficiency. Because that kind of thing matters when you’re, um, not living.

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We're told the Tesla hearse has a range of 217 miles. However, we’re not sure if it’s fitted with Ludicrous Mode. If it was our funeral, we sure hope so.

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