Some people want to have their bodies cremated when they die. Some others want the old burying method. In both cases, CO2 will be released in the atmosphere, but the good news is that humans are renewable, even if you are not. And that you can ask that your dead body is moved around in a Tesla hearse as this one for sale in Norway.
We have already reported on this vehicle back in February, but we had not discovered who was in charge of production at that time. The vehicle was then offered at the Finn.no classified ads website with a price tag of 1,999,000 Norwegian crowns, or a little more than $225,000. And the price has not changed.
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The car seller is Karmøy, run by Jan Erik Naley. The problem is that the company only imports hearses to Norway based on many cars, all of them powered by internal combustion engines apart from this one based on the Tesla.
The company has pictures of this Tesla Hearse that date back from 2016, but this article from Dinside says the first one was sold to Jølstad Funeral Home. And that it is being used there since November 2018. Luckily, it also reveals the name of the real manufacturer. It is Huiskamp Carrosseriefabriek, from the Netherlands.
Curiously, the only other Tesla hearse we have heard about so far also comes from the Netherlands. It is made by RemetzCar.
The Dutch coachbuilder receives the requests and takes around one year and a half to complete each, according to Naley. All because they have many customizable features, such as the interior. Playing music or not. And a long etc.
The Tesla hearse is 22 in longer than a regular Model S. It also had its roof stripped off. The owner of Jølstad Funeral Home, Odd Borgar Jølstad, says in the article that he did not want a Model X because it is just too tall.
With the ad for the Tesla Hearse at Finn.no, Naley will probably sell a lot more in one of the countries that are more into EVs in the whole world. Perhaps he even helps sell some of them in the US. We just hope you and your family do not have to mind about that for a long, long time.