Southern Cooperative, a company that operates about 60 funeral homes United Kingdom In southern England, fully electric horses have been used. This is a Tesla Model S converted by coleman milne To hold these funeral services, the length of which is about a meter longer than the standard salon. The use of this type of vehicle at funerals, which usually require driving at low speeds, seems a logical solution. Blocks out the noise and smell of burning fuel during the celebrations.
British funeral carmaker Coleman Milne has been offering this horse based on the Tesla Model S since the summer of 2020. Its conversion is the result of collaboration with German luxury bodybuilder Binz. The Southern Co-op, which operates approximately 60 funeral homes in Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire counties in the United Kingdom, already has one of these units for its services.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced Delay in approval and permit required for homologation of this vehicle, which allows it to circulate on the streets of the United Kingdom. “This is certainly a time to celebrate the end of the process and we won’t waste time getting it started,” said Southern Co-op COO Steve Pearce.
Tesla Model S Turned into a Horse 5.8 m. length of and the autonomy of 354 kms, Recharging is done at Southern Cooperative facilities, which claim to use renewable sources.
This company has always defended Need to use electric vehicles in funeral services, One solution that seems obvious, when the procession travels at a slow speed, is to avoid the annoying noise of the horse engine and the smell of fuel reaching the people walking next to it.
In fact, the Southern Co-operative has already used Other electrified hearings Among its services are two Mercedes E-Class Hybrid limousines and two converted horse and Mercedes E-Class Hybrid. At low speeds, these vehicles operate in electric mode, allowing for a completely silent funeral.
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The proposal to use electric cars for funerals has been repeated over the years. Because of its size, the Tesla Model S has been the vehicle that has been used the most for the conversion, most of them made in Norway and the Netherlands. However, there have been very few logistical changes, such as the one made by the Full Circle Funeral in Yorkshire, which replaced the Nissan Leaf in a chariot in 2017. Due to the small size of the vehicle, the coffin had to move towards the driver.
In Spain, back in 2013, the first prototype electric horse approved for driving on urban and interurban roads, the E-Moon, manufactured by the Catalan company Burgdan, was acquired by Ultima. It is a vehicle capable of covering a distance of up to 120 kms which will be used by the company to transport coffins and urns during burials or transfers. Also in 2013, Clem Ecologique, a manufacturer and distributor of electric vehicles, presented the first hundred percent electric horse of the M1 range, which was acquired by the ASV Servios Funerios Group for the Almería Cemetery.