Automobility Enterprises, a division of the newly launched Canadian Automobility Hub, is building a micro manufactory in Windsor Ontario in an effort to meet the emerging demand for small series EV production.
Drawing on inspiration from the “Ramp-Up Factory” that opened in July at the California Mobility Center (CMC), Automobility Enterprises is set to establish its own commercial facility within a building owned by Windsor Mold, partners in the venture with PEM Motion, and Integris Software.
The new microfactory, which is expected to be fully operational next year, will help to position the city of Windsor as a hub for continued EV development and innovation. According to Christopher Lienemann, director of Canadian Automobility Enterprises, the rest of the hub (which opened last month at Windsor’s St. Clair College) will serve as a “one-stop shop for EV manufacturing, innovation, and research.” Partners for this project include Invest WindsorEssex, the University of Windsor and St. Clair College, along with PEM Motion, Windsor Mold, and Integris.
“My first time in Windsor was 2019. I was introduced to the Invest WindsorEssex team, told them about this idea, and they really liked it as they also wanted to make Windsor a bit more focused on future technologies like electric vehicles,” shares Lienemann.
This new micro plant will reportedly be focused on manufacturing zero-emission EVs that require the production of 5,000 to 10,000 units or less. Moreover, Automobility Enterprises’ first contract has already been signed – and will help to convert two commercial vehicles from ENWIN Utilities from gas to electric.