Edirisinghe Brothers Limited (EBL), an automotive engineering service provider, announced the launch of their second purpose-built facility, dedicated for the servicing, repairing as well as battery conditioning of Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in Miriswatte, Piliyandala. The hub would be managed by highly trained and qualified technicians and experienced Service Advisors. The hub will have the capacity to handle 60 hybrids a day and it will be built according to high service standards. It will also feature a HEV Battery Lab, multiple hoist bays to handle periodic maintenance and all types of electrical and mechanical repairs. The first Edirisinghe Brothers’ Hybrid Hub, has earned a reputation as ‘The Hybrid Vehicle Experts’ based on delivering quality services, backed by a culture of sharing knowledge with its clientele. The staff guide customers on proper maintenance and provide tips on driving patterns for fuel consumption and making maximum use of the vehicle.
Hybrid Hub is Sri Lanka’s exclusive authority using the proprietary HV Battery Diagnostic and Conditioning system from Quarto Technical Services in USA. The technology allows to revive the power and energy capacity of weak hybrid batteries to up to 95 per cent of their original capacity. The validated battery conditioning equipment does this by analysing the State-Of-Health (SOH) of individual battery modules by connecting directly to them.
The First Edirisinghe Brothers’ Hybrid Hub, Launched In Colombo Has Earned A Reputation As ‘The Hybrid Vehicle Experts’ In The County.
Sanka Edirisinghe, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Edirisinghe Brothers’ Hybrid Hub, said, ‘When we opened the first Hybrid Hub facility in Colombo, we did so seeing Sri Lankan vehicle owners displaying a shift towards hybrids. Around 90,000 HEVs had been registered at the time, and the demand shows little sign of slowing down two years down the line.’
“What we’ve learnt in the two years of operating our Hybrid Hub branch is that while the demand for hybrids keeps increasing, there continues to be a shortage in the quality of technical authority displayed by most mechanics and lubrication centres looking after such vehicles, a lack of specialised tools in diagnosing issues and improper understanding of safety procedures necessary to ensure the long-term health of the vehicle. We reach many hybrid vehicle-owners and Piliyandala offers us this opportunity to reach out to HEV owners living outside Colombo, he further added.