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"Dying world of radiation, victims of mad frustration, burning globe of oxy'n fire, like electric funeral pyre" so goes the classic song Electric Funeral by metal legends Black Sabbath. What do these lyrics have to do with a Tesla Model S you ask? Well, Funeral car-maker Coleman Milne has recently revealed its new Tesla hearse that is designed to deliver eco-friendly electric funerals for the dead. Called the Binz.E, this electric body-hauler is produced in Germany and uses compression composite sandwich construction to stretch out the saloon car. The Binz.E, which is rivaled by the Brahms electric funeral car, a hideous looking thing, offers a class-leading range and is better looking than most in the business.
The Binz.E, which emits zero carbon emissions, is claimed to have an all-electric range of 220 miles, over 20 miles more than its rival the Brahms Electric Funeral car which also makes use of the Tesla Model S platform. We've covered weird hearse cars such as a Porsche Panamera, and a Rolls Royce Phantom, but we think going electric is the future of the funeral industry. The BINZ.E makes use of the base Tesla's 75d powertrain which is good for 415 hp and a zero to sixty time of only 4.2 seconds. Not that the occupants of this machine will be in any hurry. The coffin loading deck is electrically extendable, and you also get an electronically opening tailgate.
Colman Milne says these types of electric hearses will appeal to those operating in Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) and Clean Air Zones (CAZ) where gas-fed hearses have to pay an emissions tax to operate. Coleman Milne managing director Lee Hudson said: "Funeral directors and their customers are increasingly selecting funeral arrangements with a greater focus on environmental protection. Our new Binz.E will provide a key component in the growing trend for these eco-funerals." Prices for these vehicles are available on request, but if the Jan Erik Naley Tesla Hearse is anything to go by, expect to pay upwards of $200,000.