About Us

Our Company

We are the leading developer and provider of simple, smart, sustainable fleet electrification solutions for the commercial vehicle market.

Our Fleet-ready™ electrification systems deliver cost-effective solutions that enables commercial and municipal fleets to quickly and efficiently reduce transportation fuel consumption, lower operating costs, and measure performance to meet corporate sustainability goals.

We are the pioneering developer of hybrid electric and plugin hybrid-electric powertrains that are simple, smart, and sustainable. Our systems deliver and average 20% to 50% improvement in miles driven per gallon, CO2 emissions savings, and 99.9+% fleet uptime on major OEM platforms.

Recognized as one of The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, we support national fleets such as The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, and PepsiCo. Our customers also include transportation, municipal, and utility fleets.

Our XLH™ Hybrid Electric Drive delivers up to a 25% increase in miles driven per gallon, reduces reduces carbon dioxide emissions, and is compatible with new and existing Class 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 commercial fleet vehicles, including cargo vans, passenger wagons, cutaways, and stripped chassis.

The XLP™ Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle system is offered as a ship-thru upfit on half-ton pickup trucks from leading OEMs. Both systems can be installed in less than six hours and work seamlessly in the background with zero impact on fleet operations or service and no driver training or infrastructure requirements.

XL was founded in 2009 by MIT alumni and is based in Boston, MA.

 

Our Team

Our team is dedicated to beating big oil by giving fleets a cost-effective way to reduce fuel consumption and meet sustainability goals.

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Clay Siegert
Chief Operating Officer
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Hema Gopalan
Vice President Finance
Tod Hynes
CEO & Founder
Tod founded XL Hybrids in 2009 and leads the company’s corporate strategy and operations. Tod is also a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has taught graduate course, Energy Ventures, since 2008. Previously, Tod was director of alternative energy at Citizens Energy where he launched the company’s wind development business. Prior to Citizens Energy, Tod founded a consulting and engineering company in distributed power generation. Tod also co-founded the MIT Clean Energy Prize and co-chaired the Energy Committee of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions (CERC), the organization that greened the 2004 U.S. presidential Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. He has a Bachelor of Science in management science from MIT.
Clay Siegert
Chief Operating Officer
Clay is responsible for leading sales, supply chain and production at XL Hybrids. Prior to co-founding XL Hybrids, Clay was in strategic roles at Hudson Capital Group, an energy commodity trading firm, Smart Energy, a deregulated electricity and gas supplier, and Start Space, a consumer products company. Clay earned a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from MIT, and a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College. While at MIT, Clay conducted his thesis on strategies for grid-scale energy storage applications. Clay also co-authored an MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics research study on vehicle-to-grid opportunities for corporate fleets.
Hema Gopalan
Vice President Finance
Hema is responsible for leading Finance and Human Resources at XL Hybrids. Prior to joining XL Hybrids, Hema held several strategic roles in high-growth companies as VP Finance and Controller supporting commercialization, raising capital and meeting company and investor goals. She has led several mergers and successful exits, including a public offering. Hema earned a Master’s of Science degree in Accountancy from Bentley University and a Bachelors’ degree in Accountancy from University of Bombay, India. Hema is passionate about issues concerning the environment and serves her community through volunteer work in area Soup kitchens and serves as Chef at Lex Eat Together, a non-for-profit organization that provides meals to underprivileged.

Board of Directors

Tod Hynes
Tod founded XL Hybrids in 2009 and leads the company’s corporate strategy and operations. Tod is also a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has taught graduate course, Energy Ventures, since 2008. Previously, Tod was director of alternative energy at Citizens Energy where he launched the company’s wind development business. Prior to Citizens Energy, Tod founded a consulting and engineering company in distributed power generation. Tod also co-founded the MIT Clean Energy Prize and co-chaired the Energy Committee of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions (CERC), the organization that greened the 2004 U.S. presidential Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. He has a Bachelor of Science in management science from MIT.
Bill Aulet
Bill Aulet is the managing director for the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT, and Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining MIT, Bill had a 25-year record of success in business with IBM, Viisage, Cambridge Decision Dynamics and SensAble Technologies, which became a two-time Inc. Magazine 500 Fastest-Growing Private Company. He has directly raised more than $100 million in funding for his companies, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars in market value for those companies. He is a regularly featured speaker at management leadership programs speaking on topics such as entrepreneurship, financial strategies, and operational excellence. A former professional basketball player, Bill also earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Harvard University and an SM from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Richard Canny
Richard Canny has been a Director of XL Hybrids since 2011. He is also co-owner of Ultimation Industries, LLC, a Michigan based automation company. Prior to working with XL Hybrids, Richard had a 25-year career at Ford Motor Company, holding roles such as Director of Corporate Strategy, President and CEO of Ford South America, and President of Ford Argentina. After leaving Ford in 2008, he became CEO of THINK, a Norwegian electric vehicle company. Richard holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Scott Dupcak
Scott leads Constellation Technology Ventures, the venture capital investing arm of Exelon Corp, overseeing the CTV investing strategy the management of the CTV portfolio and the commercialization of new energy technologies within Exelon. Prior to working with CTV, Scott was part of the Strategic Systems and Business Operations group where he led a team responsible for market data management, IT governance, and integration projects. He worked within the Constellation wholesale commercial organization prior to that, holding several different jobs. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fairfield University and an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Board of Advisors

Dennis Beal
Mr. Dennis Beal served as Vice President of global vehicles at FedEx Express. Mr. Beal retired in 2014 after 17 years with FedEx Express and FedEx Freight, where he was responsible for all vehicles on and off road including alternative fuel vehicles and the FedEx Express research and development division. He spearheaded the FedEx Express programs to maximize energy efficiency and minimize carbon footprint through initiatives such as vehicle aerodynamics and vehicle light-weighting. He worked with all facets of vehicle technologies, including hybrid electric, all-electric, natural gas, hydrogen and biofuels, along with modified internal combustion technologies. He has 46 years of experience in the transportation industry. He has been a Member of Advisory Board at XL Hybrids Inc. since March 30, 2015.
G. Richard Wagoner, Jr.
Rick is an advisor to XL Hybrids, along with being a very active board member and advisor to many businesses and educational institutions. Rick had a 32-year career with General Motors before working with XL Hybrids, starting on the company’s financial staff in New York and ending as President and Chief Executive Officer of GM. He was instrumental in the establishment and building of GM’s largest global business, GM China, and in the creation and growth of GM’s OnStar business. After retiring from GM in 2009, he has been actively involved with a number of auto/technology startup businesses, as well as serving as board member and advisor to many businesses and institutions. Rick also works with not-for-profit activities like the Duke Kushan University Advisory Board. Rick earned his BA, summa cum laude, from Duke University and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Ed Tekeian
Ed Tekeian serves as a Member of Technical Advisory Board at XL Hybrids Inc. Previously, Ed has been leading technical teams in startups for over 20 years, including interests in computer vison, 3D printing and medical devices. He was Chief Technology Officer at Kuvee, and led development of engineering viruses used as speed pathogen sensors at Sample6. He also worked on the development of 3D scanning and patient positioning systems for dentistry and cancer therapy as Vice President of Engineering at Brontes Technologies and Zmed. He is currently Director of Software at Formlabs, while also serving as a board member for XL Hybrids. He holds a BS from Columbia University and an MS in Computer Science from Tufts University.
Dr. Edward Lovelace
Ed has 25 years of leadership experience in electric power conversion technology and product development for hybrid/electric powertrain and electric power generation applications. Formerly CTO and executive vice president of engineering at Free Flow Power, a renewable generation project development company focused on hydropower, he led the development of a hydrokinetic turbine system that generated energy from the Mississippi River currents. Previously, Ed was director of engineering development at Satcon, a leading U.S. alternative energy electric power conversion company, and prior to that was with the General Electric Aircraft Engine business. Ed was a DOT/FHWA Eisenhower Doctoral Fellow for the MIT-Industry Consortium on Advanced Automotive Electrical/Electronic Components and Systems. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering, and a Master of Science and Doctorate in electrical engineering from MIT.

Awards

Our revolutionary technology has been recognized for its simplicity,
sustainability, and results.
Inc. Magazine 2014 – Best-Designed American-Made Product: Transportation

"XL Hybrids provides a clever and easy-to-install solution for reducing fuel use and carbon-dioxide emissions for commercial fleets." Read More >

CERAWeek 2014 – Energy Innovation Pioneer

"XL Hybrids epitomizes an Energy Innovation Pioneer. Their hybrid powertrain system is economic today, highly scalable and significantly reduces fuel consumption." Read More >

Fast Company 2014 – World’s #3 Most Innovative Company in Energy

"For siphoning gas-guzzlers off the road." Read More >

Boston Business Journal 2012 – Best Green Practices Award Winner

"These businesses that have made great strides in bringing greater sustainability to the workplace, to their customers and to their community." Read More >

Electronic Designs 2011 – Best of New Technologies / Components

"The great new innovations that have been introduced in the last year." Read More >

Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch

XL Hybrids is an upcoming company that is catching the eye of leading players in the market. Read More >