Who Knew Tesla Station Wagons Were A Thing!
Who knew that Tesla Model S station wagons were a thing? Who even knew there were Tesla wagons? When station wagons were popular back in the 1950s Cadillac never lowered itself to make any. That didn’t stop coachbuilders from converting a few a year. Today those rare Cadillacs are highly valued collector’s items. We have a feeling the same will be applied to Tesla wagons someday.
We love oddballs and one-offs so we started digging around to see what’s been done to Teslas and found these conversions from Europe. The UK has a history of converting sedans into station wagons or as they call them “shooting brakes.” Quite a few Rolls-Royce and Bentley sedans were cut up to become shooting brakes. Those too, have become highly collectible.
Qwest Model S Estate Variant
In Norfolk, England, a company called Qwest has made at least one Tesla Model S “estate variant.” Called P90D-SB-which we think is quite catchy and is sure to become a popular name, Qwest wanted a design to be “complementary to the muscular stance and style of the base car but with
increased capacity and access.” The roofline profile takes a swoopy line which actually works quite well. The conversion parts are made from carbon fiber. Qwest is shooting to create 25 Tesla shooting brakes a year. As far as we know they’ve only completed this single one.
RemertzCar Model S Hearse
A hearse isn’t necessarily a station wagon but this hearse conversion by Dutch coach builders RemetzCar led to making a true Model S wagon. The company cut the Tesla in half after removing the battery pack. They extended it by 31.5-inches then fashioned the hearse conversion on what was left. Without the top, this could also be a slick El Camino-like pickup. Unfortunately, before RemetzCar had time to explore that option it went out of business.
RemertzCar Model S Shooting Brake
But before closing its doors RemetzCar built this Model S wagon. The company took a design sketch by Niles Van Roij and developed the wagon bits that include a spoiler that hides a window wiper and third brake light. To call out the wagon design a chunk of chrome trim runs along the
roofline and around the panoramic roof. It debuted in June 2018 before the company went under a short time later. The wagon showed up at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019 then disappeared. It’s unclear whether the company did the conversion in aluminum, which Tesla body panels are
made from, or if it went the fiberglass or carbon fiber route. The design itself adapts remarkably well to conversion into a station wagon.
Tesla Club Italy Wagon
The folks at Tesla Club Italy posted this station wagon conversion but it is not known whether it is a rendering or the real thing. As we’ve seen nothing of this design other than the single image we must assume it’s a rendering. The design itself takes a softer stance than the other two examples we’ve shown here.