Endera announced the expansion of its research and development (R&D) commercial facility space in Pomona, Calif.
The expanded commercial space is suited to electric vehicle (EV) design and testing, and its location in Pomona is geographically convenient for attracting Southern California’s top EV engineering talent, according to the company's press announcement.
“Endera is committed to testing and producing state-of-the-art, high-quality commercial EVs at a synchronous pace with the demand from our customers,” said John Walsh, Endera’s CEO. “By building out our R&D footprint and facility space in Pomona, we can accommodate the rapid growth of our engineering team. We will meet the accelerating demand for our vehicles, while maintaining our reputation for creating the best products on the market that set the standard for reliability, safety, and quality.”
The company also recently unveiled its own all-electric powertrain for class 3 and 4 shuttle buses, school buses, and box trucks.
Endera’s expansion plans coincide with the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act, (IIJA) signed into law in November 2021.
Among other programs aimed at rapidly deploying clean tech and accelerating job growth, IIJA allocates $2.5 billion exclusively for electric school bus procurements, and another $2.5 Billion dedicated to alternative fuel schools buses, including EVs.