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As published in Toledo Business Journal - June 1, 2021

Production line at Metro Titan, LLC, recently acquired by Endera

Endera acquired Metro Titan, LLC in Ottawa, Ohio

Endera acquisition for commercial EVs

Acquisition will add 250,000 sf of space to increase production

Endera – a vertically integrated transportation technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure, and software solutions – recently acquired Metro Titan, LLC, a school and shuttle bus manufacturing company in Ottawa, Ohio. The acquisition gives Endera the capability to deliver electric commercial vehicles in all 50 states, noted officials.

According to Endera, its acquisition of Metro Titan, LLC brings together the safest and most reliable Type A school bus in the industry offered by Titan Bus, LLC and the manufacturing reach of Metro Worldwide, LLC, a US manufacturer of cut-away shuttle and paratransit buses.

“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 one million square foot campus, we project to have the capability to produce tens to hundreds of thousands of vehicles in the near future.”

An Endera shuttle bus

Endera will headquarter its manufacturing in Ohio

From its Ohio-based facility, Endera will manufacture electric Type A school buses, shuttle buses, and paratransit vehicles for the Department of Transportation (DOT), healthcare, airport, university, corporate, municipal, and last-mile transportation industries – all built on electrified Ford and Chevrolet chassis. Endera’s employee base will double in size as a result of the acquisition and it will gain specialized technicians with years of dedicated shuttle bus manufacturing experience, noted company officials.

“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,” said John Walsh, founder and CEO of Endera. “Through Endera’s acquisition of Metro Titan, LLC, 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.”

Endera is a vertically integrated transportation technology company specializing in commercial electric vehicles, charging stations, and software solutions. The company designs American-made electric vehicles and provides transportation and energy services that leverages leading technologies and American manufacturing. With one of the lowest total costs of ownership over other commercial electric vehicle offerings, Endera provides sustainable solutions that rival its fossil fuel counterparts in price, technology, longevity, profitability, and service, noted the company.