Are you fascinated by shopping for a Tesla, however you want the electrical automaker’s automobiles had extra of a … funereal aesthetic?
If that’s the case — or, in case you’re a Norwegian funeral director trying to save cash on gasoline — then you definitely would possibly wish to take a look at a brand new itemizing in Norway for a Tesla Mannequin S that is been converted into a hearse. A posting on the Norwegian categorized advertisements web site Finn lists a 2018 Tesla Mannequin S sedan that is been transformed into an all-electric hearse, full with an prolonged rear cabin massive sufficient to suit a casket.
The Tesla hearse, which is at the moment listed on the market for 1.99 million Swedish Krona (the equal of about $208,000 USD), was constructed by a 50-year-old Norwegian man named Jan Erik Naley, in accordance with the Finn posting. Naley told a Norwegian auto website that the electrical car is definitely the fourth Tesla he is transformed right into a hearse, and he already offered the earlier three variations.
(For a worth comparability, within the U.S., the web site SpecialtyHearse.com sells used hearses like a 2018 Lincoln Federal Hearse, for up to $85,900, whereas a custom-built hearse from the likes of Rosewood Traditional Coaches in Arkansas will reportedly price as much as $105,000.)
Images of Naley’s creation may be discovered on the Finn posting in addition to on the web site for his enterprise, Karmoy Bilsenter:
Naley says he is spent a number of years changing all kinds of automobiles into hearses for native funeral houses, together with hearses created from Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac SUVs. Two Norwegian funeral houses requested him about changing an electrical Tesla right into a hearse, he says, and the primary one he designed took two years to finish. Naley provides that he works with an auto manufacturing unit within the Netherlands to assemble the automobiles.
A lot of the work comes from chopping the automobile in half and increasing it by greater than 31 inches in size (to make sure there may be room for a casket) whereas including a wagon roof and rear door that opens into a completely reworked inside. The within partitions of the Tesla hearse are closely padded to accommodate the cargo, and the retractable inside ground may be prolonged out of the rear door to type a platform for loading a casket.
Norwegian engineer Jan Erik Naley transformed a Tesla Mannequin S right into a hearse, and it is on sale for over $200,000 on-line.
Supply: Jan Erik Naley/Karmoy Bilsenter