On paper, the Tesla Model S seems like a good candidate for green-minded limousine operators.

It's a luxury sedan, which is a common starting point for stretch-limousine conversions.

It's also used in taxi and ride-sharing services, indicating it should be fit for more upscale duty.

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We'll soon find out exactly how well the Model S performs as a stretch limo, because a California company is building one.

The appropriately-named Big Limos recently started a Model S stretch-limo conversion, as detailed in a blog post by Tesla accessories company Evannex.

That car is still a work in progress, although it appears much of the major surgery is done.

Tesla Model S stretch limousine (Photo by Big Limos)

Tesla Model S stretch limousine (Photo by Big Limos)

Following the typical formula for limo conversions, the Model S was cut in half between the front and rear doors, and extra bodywork was added in the middle to lengthen it.

What's unclear is how Big Limos plans to install the battery pack, which is mounted under the floor of the car.

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Big Limos does have some experience stretching electric cars; it previously built a Nissan Leaf stretch limo.

It wasn't the only company to build one, either: Imperial Coach Builders of Springfield, Missouri, completed at least one in 2012.

That car had an extra row of seats, as it was intended to be used by a hotel as an airport shuttle.

Tesla Model S stretch limousine (Photo by Big Limos)

Tesla Model S stretch limousine (Photo by Big Limos)

Assuming Big Limos can pull off the job, the Model S may well make a better stretch limo than the Leaf, though.

The Tesla's more upscale brand image and sleeker styling might be a better fit for, say, shuttling dignitaries or disgorging celebrities onto the red carpet.

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With its greater power and a much larger battery pack, the Model S may also be less affected than a Leaf by the extra weight that comes with the added bodywork.

At any rate, it's good to have choices, even when it comes to stretch limos.

[hat tip: Brian Henderson]


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