As electric vehicles (EV) increase in popularity – and more of them roll off assembly lines and onto roads – we may also see the conversion of some existing fleet vehicles from traditional internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric motors.
However, how do you prepare your team, and new technicians, on the inner workings of EV components without taking apart a brand-new vehicle?
ENWIN Utilities Ltd. in partnership with Automobility Enterprises and St. Clair College have met this challenge head on, by creating a project through which one of ENWIN’s existing fleet pickup trucks has been transformed from ICE to EV.
This project began in November of 2021 with the launch of the Canadian Automobility Hub in Windsor. The Hub was created to establish a centre of innovation and collaboration, which builds upon the rich history of the auto industry in the local area.
Led by Invest WindsorEssex, a cluster of key partners was pulled together, with the single goal of making the local region the Automobility Capital of Canada. It was here that discussions commenced that culminated this past spring with a Ford F-150 sipping its last drop of gasoline, upon its delivery to St. Clair College to begin its makeover.
The team responsible for this amazing project is comprised of a diverse group of individuals with different backgrounds and specialties. This includes ENWIN team members and vehicle technicians, instructors and students from St. Clair College, and engineers and project managers from Automobility Enterprises, along with trusted suppliers in the industry.
Click here to read ENWIN’s feature cover story in the winter issue of The Distributor.