ENWIN Utilities Ltd. Unveils Completed Electric Vehicle and Charging Stations

Published Date
Monday, July 31, 2023

ENWIN Utilities Announces its Completed Electric Vehicle Conversion Project, and the Installation of New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

 July 31, 2023

Windsor, ON: ENWIN Utilities Ltd. (ENWIN) is celebrating the completion of the ENWIN Electric Vehicle (EV) conversion project and four new Level 2 EV charging stations.

The EV project was a community partnership between ENWIN, St. Clair College, and Automobility Enterprises, with the ambitious goal of converting an existing ENWIN fleet vehicle from an internal combustion engine to an electric motor.

This project aimed to gain in-depth knowledge to contribute to the increased electrification of the community. In addition, the lessons learned will assist in training staff and technicians as ENWIN plans to integrate EVs within their fleet in the future.

Complementing the success of the EV conversion project is ENWIN’s installation of four EV charging stations. The Level 2 charging stations are online and are accessible to staff and the general public via the “Charge Point” application, currently at no cost to the end user.

“Innovation is a key component to our organization,” states Garry Rossi President and CEO of ENWIN Utilities Ltd. “The success of both these projects is a testament to the hard work of the teams involved. The EV project required countless hours of problem-solving, custom fabrication and tremendous patience. ‘Community Built, Electric Powered’ is visible on the vehicle in recognition of the teamwork required to complete this goal. Additionally, with four new charging stations, we are meeting the requests of our community for further electrification, and solidifying Windsor as Canada’s Automobility Capital.” 

With recent game-changing investments in our community, the City of Windsor has solidified its position as the Automotive and Automobility Capital of Canada,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “Cross sector partnerships that involve our educational institutions and stakeholders like ENWIN Utilities Ltd. and Automobility Enterprises, and that provide hands-on experience for students looking to be part of the pivot to EV is a major component of our overall strategy. This challenging and rewarding vehicle conversion project, and the expansion of our electric charging network will help us stay on track to meet our community’s energy efficiency and climate change mitigation goals, while supporting job creation efforts and a strong economy in our rapidly growing and evolving region.”

Group Shot

Left to right: Patrick Martyn, Automobility Enterprises Board Member, Rafal Bulgarksi President Automobility Enterprises, Peter Wawrow, Director Applied Research and Development St. Clair College, Councillor Ed Sleiman, Back: Paul Gleason, VP Customer Care & Corporate Operations, Matt Carlini, VP Corporate Services and CFO, Robert Spagnuolo, VP Water Operations, Michelle Bonnici, Director People, Safety and Culture, Andrea Orr, Board Member, Adam Lunardi, Project Manager, Barry Leavitt, Director Corporate Operations and Innovation, Truck:  Garry Rossi, ENWIN President and CEO, Councillor Jim Morrison, Councillor Jo-Anne Gignac, Kris Taylor, VP Business Development, Gregory Ioanidis, Board Member, Andrew Dowie, MPP Windsor-Tecumseh, Councillor Kieran McKenzie, and Brent Roy, Supervisor Fleet and Site.

For a brief video of the vehicle unveiling visit: https://youtu.be/bfxMPRb0J9U