Battery-electric hearse unveiled by Coleman Milne

Coleman Milne has unveiled its new electric hearse and limousine based on the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Coleman Milne, the UK’s leading manufacturer of hearses and limousines, has named its new premium Etive range after the Etive river in the West Scottish Highlands.

It combines the latest in electric vehicle technology and Coleman Milne’s renowned standards of quality to produce the company’s first full size, zero emissions hearse and limousine pairing.

Both vehicles are offered to the UK and European markets in left and right-hand drive configuration and will be available for demonstration in the first half of 2023. Type approval for the model is set to be achieved by the end of the first quarter of this year. The Etive range will undertake accelerated structural durability testing at Millbrook in the coming months to validate its integrity across 40,000 miles of road usage.

“We have long championed the electric hearse at Coleman Milne,” said Graham Clow, National Sales Director at Coleman Milne, “and we’re proud to welcome the Etive hearse and limousine as the latest additions to our range. The excellent, longstanding relationship that we have with Ford enabled us to model the range on its Mach-E platform. The Mach-E is the perfect base for a comfortable, quiet and respectful hearse and limousine, while also providing funeral directors with all the benefits and innovations found in today’s electric vehicles.”

Both the hearse and the limousine contain a 75kWh battery, which is capable of delivering an estimated range of up to 200 miles (273* on a standard Mach-E). Capable of a 10-80% recharge time of 38 minutes, the vehicles boast rapid charging at speeds of up to 115kW.

Coleman Milne’s expertise in ceremonial vehicle electrification saw it become the first converter to introduce mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric hearse and limousine models to market. The Etive joins a model line up which includes a plug-in hybrid version of the Mercedes E-Class and the Whisper hearse, based on the Tesla Model S platform and engineered in collaboration with sister company, Binz International.

Image courtesy of Coleman Milne.

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