The Hybrid Shop (THS) Continues Growth through Innovation, Unveils New Battery Conditioning Technology as Part of Fractional Franchise Package

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The Hybrid Shop Remains on the Cutting Edge as the Exclusive Distributor of New Battery Conditioning Technology Developed by Scientists at NuVant Systems, Inc.

It’s not often that you can offer the marketplace state-of-the-art equipment from two different manufacturers, and having availability in the automotive repair aftermarket for both truly sets THS apart. - Dave Crawford, CEO, The Hybrid Shop

The Hybrid Shop (THS), the leader in hybrid and electric vehicle (HEV) diagnostics and maintenance, announces today that it has added another exclusive line of HEV Battery Conditioning Equipment to the HEV battery conditioning equipment offered to its franchisees. This latest technology, developed by NuVant Systems, Inc. (NuVant) adds to an already robust franchise program, featuring green technology, training, marketing, and tech support for auto repair facilities.

THS’ hybrid Battery Conditioning is a green service that restores up to 95% of the battery pack’s original power and energy, while driving significant increased fuel economy over the vehicle’s lifetime. THS’ partnership with NuVant, as an Exclusive Distributor of NuVant’s HEV Battery Conditioning equipment, is a part of THS’ ongoing commitment to be at the forefront of the aftermarket service industry for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Provided as part of THS’ fractional franchise program, repair shops and tire dealers are able to offer a comprehensive menu of services that ensures their hybrid customers reap the rewards from receiving the highest quality repair and maintenance, including:

  • Cost-savings – Battery Conditioning is approximately 1/3 the cost of battery replacement. Without the proprietary battery conditioning technology offered by THS to its franchisees, hybrid owners’ turn to battery replacement which could cost as much as $4,000- $9,000 at a car dealership.
  • Enhanced fuel economy – An underperforming hybrid battery results in decreased fuel economy and torque. HEV battery conditioning results in 10-35% fuel economy improvement.
  • Enhanced vehicle performance – Vehicles undergoing hybrid specific maintenance, including testing of electric transmissions, DC-DC converters, power inverter and control systems, will perform more efficiently, cost less to operate, and experience improved drivability.

“It is a pleasure to finally bring electrochemistry and electronics, developed by NuVant and Northeastern University co-ops, to the streets,” according to Dr. Eugene Smotkin, NuVant’s Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board. Dr. Smotkin added, “The team at NuVant is dedicated to the research and development of green technology that will improve and ultimately contribute to the sustainability of our planet. Our state-of-the-art Battery Conditioning equipment offers a rapid discharge cycle, continuous heat monitoring system, and advanced battery pack balancing technology, allowing technicians to spend less time monitoring the conditioning process and more time diagnosing and repairing vehicles in the shop.” Smotkin continued, “Partnering with The Hybrid Shop, a growing global network of auto repair facilities focused on the same eco-friendly principles as NuVant, is an exciting opportunity and something that we are very proud to be part of.”

“We are very excited about the addition of the Nuvant technology. We will now be able to offer dealers a choice of equipment”, stated Dave Crawford, CEO of The Hybrid Shop. “It’s not often that you can offer the marketplace state-of-the-art equipment from two different manufacturers, and having availability in the automotive repair aftermarket for both truly sets THS apart. It’s a unique competitive advantage for both THS and our independent franchisees.”

About The Hybrid Shop (THS)
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Gainesville, VA, The Hybrid Shop (THS) is a growing international network of high quality dealers that are committed to providing expert care for hybrid and electric vehicles by embracing the latest battery pack conditioning, hybrid technology and knowledge that is only available to licensed dealers. For additional information about THS, please visit

About NuVant Systems, Inc. (NuVant)
Founded in 1999 as a spinoff from Professor Smotkin’s academic laboratory, NuVant Systems, Inc. is a leading supplier of electrode components, electrochemical instruments and electrode fabrication equipment. Based in Crown Point, IN, NuVant’s team of scientists and engineers specialize in the research and development of green technology, manufacturing equipment and materials that dramatically improve the reliability, performance, scalability, and cost of energy conversion devices. To learn more about the NuVant team and their products and services, visit them online at


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