A funeral home in Galicia has taken sustainability and its commitment to the electric car quite seriously. So much so that it is the first in Spain to offer a Tesla hearse for a last trip that is as sustainable and luxurious as possible. Although it is not the first funeral Tesla that has been seen, it seems that it is the first to arrive in Spain, which already made its first service in 2022.
Arosa Funeral Homes has been offering its services for two years with the first funeral tesla of Spain in the province of Pontevedra. And despite the fact that generally in Spain the hearses are usually gasoline Mercedes, this funeral home has chosen to offer its services in a totally electric car.
And what Tesla model are we talking about? Well, it is a modified Tesla Model 3, since the company does not officially offer this type of modifications for its cars. With everything that entails. In particular, the body must be lengthened, since although the Model 3 is a fairly spacious sedan, it is not spacious enough to house a coffin.
A modified Tesla Model 3
In addition, it is also taller than the standard model, especially in the back, which has an automatic opening system and whose interior is more spacious. It also requires increasing the wheelbase by more than 850 millimeters, eliminating and replacing the doors rear to exchange them for one glazed dome.
However, the Pontevedra funeral home is not the only one. In Holland, the trainer Derk offers this type of modifications. In fact, he also has a Tesla Model 3 completely modified for this type of task. In the Dutch version, this is a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Pluswith 53 kWh.
Logically, a modification of this type brings with it some changes in autonomy. While the original model offers 491 kilometers, the funeral version of the Tesla remains at 375 kilometers. The culprits? The modification greatly affects the aerodynamics of the car and making it longer and higher results in a considerable increase in its weight.
However, autonomy is not especially important in this type of car. The trips are usually short and the time they are stopped they can always be charging.