Article published April 5, 2023 in Autobody News
Earthling Automotive, formerly known as Luscious Garage, opened its doors to provide expert electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid repair services in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Under the leadership of CEO Carolyn Coquillette, Earthling Automotive will serve the growing EV market, setting a new standard for the independent automotive repair industry.
“Vehicle innovation, consumer adaptation, and California’s push for EV adoption demanded that we rethink our aftermarket service concept from the ground up,” said Coquillette. “Earthling Automotive proudly offers independent EV and hybrid service at a fair price, based on 16 years of experience in the Bay Area. Our mission is to lead the aftermarket’s adaptation to hybrid and EV platforms.”
Coquillette, who started Luscious Garage in 2007 as a hybrid-dedicated repair shop, and is also the founder and CEO of the SaaS auto repair software Shop-Ware, saw the need to transition her repair business to meet the increasing demand for EV repair in San Francisco. Earthling Automotive has been built from the ground up with Tesla in mind, and is equipped with the expert technicians, tools and technologies to fill the burgeoning need for convenient, personalized and affordable service for all Tesla makes and models, as well as other EVs.
Luscious Garage closed as a repair shop at 9th Street on April 3, but the facility will continue operations as Earthling Automotive’s new training facility, offering hands-on EV training to technicians and instructors in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Tesla and Prius platforms underpin the initial EV and hybrid classes, already open for registration.