Tesla has been stirring up media attention lately with their upcoming Model 3 and upgraded Model S. But wait, there’s more. Tesla has been focused on increasing production. That’s well and good but recently though, there was plenty of buzz created about a soon-to-be-released one-off modified Model S that captured the interest of so many people in the industry.
We don’t blame them. The idea of a stretched XL Model S limousine sounds great to us. This limousine project is said to be inspired by environmental reasons rather than a commercial one. Actually, Tesla hasn’t yet released any comment about this independent undertaking.
Although if you ask us, there isn’t any downside to converting this electric-powered sedan into an environment-friendly limousine. Tesla would likely even be flattered with all the attention. California-based custom limousine builder Big Limos is presently up and about creating this one of a kind masterpiece.
The limousine and mobile office custom maker has been giving fans updates through their Facebook account. They have been showing their work in progress which has had Tesla fans and enthusiasts grabbing the edge of their seats with anticipation.
One of their updates was showing the Tesla Model S with a brand new shiny sheetmetal where there was once a gaping hole in the vehicle. Big Limo’s mechanics are also on their backs working on the upholstery of the said vehicle.
They have kept all options and functionalities working including the touchscreen on the dashboard of the Model S limo. Big Limos has already done quite a lot in working on and extending the length of other electric cars with the Nissan Leaf being one of its latest creations.
However, the Tesla S limousine is anticipated to be much better than the Leaf because of its sleeker styling and its more upscale brand image. It is to be expected that the Model S will be less affected by the extra weight that comes with the added bodywork because it has greater power and a larger battery pack compared to the Leaf.
Hopefully, the mechanics from Big Limos have learned a few lessons with the Leaf and will take necessary measures and adjustments for a better Model S limo. The electric technology engineering on the Model S was a challenge for Big Limos, says their CEO Mike Walstrom.
But they have been working on every aspect of the limousine even without Tesla’s support for the vehicle. On top of the current price of the Model S, getting a limo version of it will probably cost an additional $100,000 to $200,000 depending on the options.
Big Limos is even thinking about giving it gullwing doors to raise the excitement factor as well as the value of this already amazing EV.