Advance Auto Parts to Sell 12-Volt Battery for EVs and Hybrids
May 25, 2022—Advance Auto Parts has announced the introduction of DieHard EV with xEV by Clarios, making them the first auto parts retailer to sell 12-volt batteries specifically made for EVs and hybrids.
According to a press release, DieHard EV batteries are low-voltage and provide a high level of durability and reliability for both hybrids and EVs alike.
“At Advance, we are committed to serving all makes and models of the growing vehicle population. While there are many years of parts and service growth ahead for internal combustion engines, we also recognize the increasing demand for hybrid and electric vehicles,” said Tom Greco, president and chief executive officer at Advance Auto Parts in the press release.
DieHard EV batteries have 30 percent more cycling as compared to standard AGM batteries. Additionally, all DieHard AGM batteries have a minimum of 94 percent post-consumer recycled polypropylene and lead content by using a closed-cycle mass balance system.
“This first-to-market DieHard EV 12-volt battery is a great addition to our robust offering of hybrid and electric vehicle parts available in our catalog today to serve both our professional and DIY customers," said Greco in the press release. "Advance is also leading the way by equipping our professional customers with the training and support they need to service the evolving vehicle population, including offering more than 50 classes on hybrid and electric vehicles at Advance’s STX conference, which is the world’s largest automotive aftermarket training event.”
These batteries will be sold exclusively at Advance Auto Parts stores and participating Carquest stores as well as the Advance website. Advance provides free battery testing and installation of batteries at its retail locations.