Torrance, California – June 27, 2019 – Bolstered by the addition of new locations in the Northeast, including two in Maryland, and a multi-unit tire dealer in Arizona, The Hybrid Shop has seen a surge in new franchisees over the past three months. THS offers franchising opportunities for repair shops and tire and service dealers in markets that are saturated with hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as shops in smaller markets where there is a clear need for the service, but not a high concentration of these types of vehicles. With a growing number of hybrids coming out of the manufacturer warranty period, and a growing number of manufacturers adding more hybrid and electric vehicles to their line-ups, THS expects this rapid growth to continue. Through partnership and training with THS, independent repair shops and tire and service dealers can fully service hybrid and electric vehicles and provide consumers with high-quality replacement batteries at a fr ... read more
There are more than five million hybrid vehicles on the road in the U.S., and most tire dealers aren’t equipped to offer the battery and specialized services these vehicles need. The result: dealers are missing out on revenue, profits and improved car counts. But Martin Kruszelnicki and Dave Crawford believe they have the solution to help dealers add those services to their existing tire businesses... Read the full article from Modern Tire Dealer here.
Tom Gage, one of the godfathers and early innovators in the Electric Vehicles (EV) segment, has joined forces with The Hybrid Shop to lead their expansion efforts into the commercial EV market. He was introduced to The Hybrid Shop's dealer principals recently at the annual dealer meeting at the company's Torrance, CA World Headquarters, where he addressed the group on the development of small-cell lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Gage has been commercializing electric vehicles since joining Alan Cocconi at AC Propulsion in 1995. There, they developed the tzero electric sports car which set new standards for efficiency and performance. The tzero inspired Martin Eberhard to found Tesla Motors, which, in 2018, delivered 80 percent of the EVs sold in the United States. Mr. Gage has since founded EV Grid to develop battery systems for vehicles ... read more