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This $200k Tesla hearse will carry your dead body without killing the environment

Quiet as the grave.

tesla model s hearse
Image: Jan Erik Naley

The funeral business is rooted in tradition, so any changes to how things are done are generally a slow process. Perhaps this Tesla Model S hearse will speed things up a bit, with the merging of a stylish hearse and an all-electric vehicle.

Built by a Norwegian specialist, it’s everything you’d expect from a svelte Tesla S being turned into a coffin-carrier.

This modified Tesla S hearse will set you back $200K

Image: Jan Erik Naley

Built by Norwegian hearse specialist, Jan Erik Naley, the Tesla S has some pretty extensive bodywork done. The wheelbase was increased by 80 cm, before the roof was raised to fit a station wagon-style rear door. The inside is wood panels and padding, a respectable almost-final resting place for the occupants.

  • If you’re a Finnish funeral director wanting to go green, the modified Tesla S will set you back SEK 1,999,000, which is the equivalent of $207,500 USD
  • You’ll save tonnes on gas costs, plus there’s the added bonus of silent idling and no fumes
  • With most hearse journeys being short, that’s well-suited to electric vehicles
  • The Tesla S frame works pretty well as a station wagon style, with multiple other companies making conversion kit prototypes

Nobody likes to think about their eventual demise, but at least you could ride off in style, right?

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Maker, meme-r, and unabashed geek with nearly half a decade of blogging experience at KnowTechie, SlashGear and XDA Developers. If it runs on electricity (or even if it doesn't), Joe probably has one around his office somewhere, with particular focus in gadgetry and handheld gaming. Shoot him an email at joe@knowtechie.com.

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