Endera, a supplier of electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure, and software solutions, has acquired Metro Titan, an Ohio-based school and shuttle bus manufacturing company.
The acquisition, which reportedly gives Endera the capability to deliver electric commercial vehicles in all 50 states, brings together Titan Bus’s Type A school bus offering and the manufacturing reach of Metro Worldwide, a manufacturer of cutaway shuttle and paratransit buses, according to a news release from Endera.
“We are excited to headquarter our manufacturing in Ohio where we can continue to grow and add more jobs to the local community, which is quickly becoming known as the Silicon Valley of electric vehicles,” said Todd Harman, president of Endera. “With so much local [electric vehicle] talent and over 250,000 square feet of dedicated manufacturing space on a 1,000,000 square-foot campus, we project to have the capability to produce tens to hundreds of thousands of vehicles in the near future.”
From its Ohio-based facility, Endera will manufacture electric Type A school buses, shuttle buses, and paratransit vehicles for a variety of transportation industries — all built on electrified Ford and Chevrolet chassis, according to the electric vehicle supplier. Endera’s employee base will reportedly double in size as a result of the acquisition and it will gain specialized technicians with years of dedicated shuttle bus manufacturing experience.
“Endera’s commitment to creating and delivering dependable and industry leading electric vehicles now includes the all-electric school bus industry, which is a large and dynamic industry that’s ripe for electrification,” added John Walsh, founder and CEO of Endera. “Through Endera’s acquisition of Metro Titan, we will continue our efforts to provide commercial electric vehicles with smart technology, improve our environment, as well as lowering total cost of ownership for school bus fleets.”