You Wouldn’t See Me Dead in an Electric Car…Or Would You?
This might be the only (and last) time you’d see Automologist MAC in an EV…
The Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s first real attempt at an EV and has proven to be quite a hit with the critics who know about cars. The new offering from the big blue was even named the Automobile Association of America (AAA) Top Car for a couple of months last year.
The reviews were so good that Ford now looks to be overtaking Tesla as a volume EV producer in the good ol’ US of A. It didn’t matter that the car is ugly or that there was an order to temporarily stop selling them due to a potentially catastrophic fault in the battery system, they proved a hit with the living.
An all-electric hearse. No more coffin on fumes then…
Across the pond in the UK, a specialist funeral vehicle supplier called Coleman and Milne, which hails from Bolton, has begun to convert them into hearses and this is thought to be the first of its kind based on the Mach-E. The company has named it Etive, after that well-known Scottish river, and currently, they are ‘proving’ the vehicle at the Millbrook testing facility where they intend to drive it about 65,000 kilometres before the end of March.
Apparently, the design allows for up to seven passengers, a coffin and plenty of tributes. There is no change to the powertrain but modifications have reduced the range from over 400 kilometres to a little over 300 kilometres. Coleman Milne is already looking to the export market in Europe and has committed to both left- and right-hand versions.
I have long said that you wouldn’t see me dead in an electric car but now my final journey to your last resting place could be that little bit greener and at that point in my existence, I probably won’t care.