Ottawa facility becoming national hub for electric commercial vehicles

OTTAWA — Endera, a vertically integrated transportation technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging station infrastructure and software solutions, has acquired Metro Titan Group, a school bus and shuttle manufacturing company in Ottawa, Ohio.

According to a news release, the acquisition gives Endera the capability to deliver electric commercial vehicles in all 50 states.

Metro Titan Group was formed through a merger of Titan Bus, Ottawa and Metro Worldwide from Long Beach, California in February. Endera then acquired Metro Titan on April 5.

The news release indicated the company plans to add more than 50 employees and plans to scale up in the next few years, which could mean hundreds of additional jobs.

“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 EV 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.”

The Ottawa operation will manufacture electric Type A school buses, shuttle buses and paratransit vehicles for the Department of Transportation, healthcare, airport, university, corporate, municipal and last mile-transportation industries — all built on electrified Ford and Chevrolet chassis.

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