Sun. Dec 5th, 2021

A funeral director is ready to launch its first Tesla electric hearse to offer quieter and more environmentally friendly services.

Co-op Funeralcare will introduce the vehicle to its fleet from Tuesday, December 3rd.

The cars will be based at their Manor Park Care Center, which is available for services across Chingford, Hornchurch, Loughton, Romford, Upminster, Walthamstow and Wanstead.

Charging points for electric cars are also set to be a standard feature across all new care centers to open next year.

Co-op Funeralcare will introduce the vehicle to its fleet from Tuesday, December 3rd

Co-op Funeralcare will introduce the vehicle to its fleet from Tuesday, December 3rd

The new rust wagons will join the operator’s existing fleet of hybrid ceremonies, which were launched last year following an investment of £ 4 million.

Sam Tyrer, CEO of Co-op Funeralcare, said: “The way people choose to say goodbye is changing, and those who have worked hard to reduce their CO2 footprint in life are also passionate about reducing their impact on the planet as they pass.

“We are committed to taking the lead in helping the bereaved and their loved ones get a final goodbye that does not adversely affect the environment.

“While we are already proud to be a CO2-neutral company, it is imperative that we work to reduce CO2 emissions.”

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