Electric Cars

Make your final ride dead silent with this Tesla Model S hearse

It takes a lot of chutzpah to chop up an electric car like this.

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It's actually a really pretty hearse.

RemetzCar

Hearses are usually luxury cars, like a Mercedes-Benz or Cadillac, at least in the US. Now a company in the Netherlands is taking its hearse-building into the 21st century with a Tesla Model S.

RemetzCar, a company specializing in limousines and other special-purpose vehicles, sawed the Tesla's aluminum body in half after removing the battery. The company added nearly 32 inches of wheelbase before putting the whole thing back together, battery and all. The result is a hearse with a hell of a presence, and a hell of a glass cover out back.

The company claims it's the first extended Tesla, but as Electrek points out, California-based Big Limos already built one. But it's definitely the first Tesla Model S hearse, and depending on how expensive they are to make, it may be the only Tesla Model S hearse.

The car will be officially unveiled at, where else, the Funeral Exhibition 2016 in the Netherlands. It'll be on display there for the rest of this week, in the event you're in the area and feel like checking out a trade show for the funeral industry. I won't blame you if that's not your cup of tea.