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Electric hearse offering families a ‘greener’ farewell

A FUENRAL directors has become the first of its kind in the UK to offer environmentally friendly send-offs in an all-electric hearse.

The eco-friendly vehicle is available at 16 funeral homes across Oxfordshire offering environmentally conscious families a greener alternative to traditional hearses.

The adapted Nissan Leaf features a large glass panel on the passenger side, in place of doors, so a coffin can be easily loaded into the car.

The vehicle can travel over 100 miles on a single charge while the coffin takes up most of the space, so much so that the driver actually sits alongside it rather than in front.

Midcounties Co-operative Funeralcare said they took the decision after realising ‘many of our customers strive to preserve and protect the environment.’

Mark Adams, the company’s chief operating officer, said: ‘We are pleased to give our customers a choice that will help them honour these beliefs.’

Going green: The electric hearse has been adapted from a Nissan Leaf PICTURES: SWNS

The firm say they are looking to offer greener alternatives and already have other sustainable products such as eco-friendly coffins, caskets and biodegradable urns.

Mr Adams added: ‘Our new eco-hearses are also a step forward for our continuous commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and aiming for a more sustainable future.

‘We will keep on working and developing sustainability initiatives across all areas of the business to help secure a better future for the planet.’