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Electric funeral car has 220-mile range; will be sold in UK by Coleman Milne
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20 August 2020

Funeral car-maker Coleman Milne has revealed a new, zero-emissions hearse - and it’s adapted from a Tesla Model S.

The BINZ.E was created by German luxury hearse manufacturer BINZ International in 2017 and will now come to the UK through a collaboration between the two companies in response to a “growing trend” for environmentally friendly funerals.

Based on the Model S, the BINZ.E is produced in Germany, with a “pioneering” compression composite sandwich construction used to stretch the electric saloon. It also strengthens the Model S’s body and achieves “an exceptionally high-quality finish”.

The model has all the Tesla-derived benefits of zero tailpipe emissions and a 220-mile range - 20 miles more than is offered by its main rival, a Brahms electric funeral car, which is also based on the Model S.

It's unclear which Model S powertrain is used for the BINZ.E, but it’s likely to used the base 75d's powertrain. In the standard Tesla model, it generates 415bhp to achieve a 0-60mph time of 4.2sec.

Customers will also benefit from the Tesla app, allowing users to control and monitor charging via their smartphones, plus other as-yet-unspecified vehicle functions.

Coleman Milne said the electric hearse will appeal particularly to funeral directors seeing a greater demand for ‘eco-funerals’ and customers operating in Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) and Clean Air Zones (CAZ), where conventional hearses have to pay tax.

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.”

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jonboy4969 21 August 2020

I Would NOT be seen dead in

I Would NOT be seen dead in that monstrosity...

Rods 20 August 2020

Why...

Isn't it black?

si73 20 August 2020

Just wondering why you chose

Just wondering why you chose to bring this to our attention yet have never mentioned it's model s derived competition? You frequently tell us of cars available in other markets to ours so it can't be just that this is being made available here surely?

Seems an odd article.

si73 20 August 2020

si73 wrote:

si73 wrote:

Just wondering why you chose to bring this to our attention yet have never mentioned it's model s derived competition? You frequently tell us of cars available in other markets to ours so it can't be just that this is being made available here surely?

Seems an odd article.

Didn't mean to end there,

I am assuming there's been no article because I don't remember one and there's no hyperlink attached to the other cars name in the article.

Makes sense to have an EV hearse really, I'm sure they aren't usually expected to do high mileages.

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