I have no idea how did we missed this. This particular dark custom Tesla Model S went viral when it surfaced back in 2016. Notwithstanding that it is over a year old, we thought it will be a good idea to mention it since there may be folks like me who aren’t aware and also because, Zachary Shahan of CleanTechnica had the opportunity to see it in person and thus, wrote an article on the backstory of this one-of-a-kind Tesla hearse (and there’s a video too).
Created by Netherlands car customizer, RemetzCar, and appropriately named The Remetz Tesla Model S Funeral Car, this deadman wagon is owned by hearse company Van Der Lans & Busscher Staatsievervoer. We do not want to read into why the Dutch hearse company wants a ride like such to be in its fleet, but one thing for sure, it is a ride for the eco-conscious, or perhaps as ride of final conscience for someone who had been a major contributor in suffocating our little Blue Marble.
Little is known about what remains stock. I am going to go on a limp and assume the entire front end and the electric drivetrain are stock, while anything beyond the B pillar were completely custom works. But really, that should be quite obvious given that it now has a stretched body that touches the 5,770 mm (18.9 feet) mark, large double spherical side windows and a large glass roof, a fixed coffin deck, a fold-down coffin deck extender, coffin rollers – just to name the few obvious.
No words on how the Model S performs after this mod which has no doubt bumped up its curb weight. But I guess, speed is the last of anyone’s concern if he/she is as dead as a dodo bird. Anyways, we suggest you have a read at Zach’s article because it is really interesting, especially how he equate a hearse to the possible death of gas-powered automobile.