XL Company Overview
XL is the leading provider of vehicle electrification solutions for the commercial fleet market. We are the pioneer of hybrid electric (HEV) and plugin hybrid electric (PHEV) powertrains that substantially improve fuel economy and reduce emissions without impacting vehicle performance.
Founded in 2009 by MIT alumni, we have been recognized as one of The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, won an S&P Global Platts award for Commercial Technology of the Year, and were named one of Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work. We support top national fleets such as The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, and PepsiCo, as well as cities and towns of all sizes throughout North America.
With strong funding partners, proven commercial success and an enormous market opportunity, we’ve doubled in size over the past year and are looking to add new skill sets as we scale our business.
Jobs at XL
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.
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.
Chief Technology Officer
James is XL’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for establishing and executing the company’s innovation and technology strategies as well as our future product roadmap. James has over 20 years within the automotive industry and has a wealth of knowledge in vehicle electrification systems engineering. He has previously worked in electrification projects at the OEM level with Ford and General Motors. He has worked on new technology deployments in fuel cell, BEV, HEV and EREV powertrains as well as autonomous vehicle technologies. Most recently, he was leader of global technology and engineering teams in electronics development for advanced automotive technologies at the Tier 1 level. He holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration degree.
SVP Corporate Development & Treasurer
Kristin leads XL’s finance and administrative functions, in addition to focusing on corporate strategy and long-term capital planning. Kristin has been in the energy industry for her entire career, including 13 years working at the early-stage cleantech companies. Prior to XL, Kristin held roles at Ambri (an MIT startup commercializing a novel grid storage technology), EnerNOC (a leading provider of demand response and energy efficiency solutions) and NERA Economic Consulting. Kristin has a BA in economics from Dartmouth College.
VP of Engineering
Hari is VP of Engineering at XL Hybrids, responsible for leading product development efforts across engineering and cloud data teams. Hari has over 15 years of product development experience in rechargeable battery and power management systems across defense, automotive, utility and medical industries. Prior to joining XL, Hari was the Director of Systems Engineering at AMBRI and led the design and development of Ambri’s energy storage system. Hari holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering from the University of Kerala, India and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University.
Our revolutionary technology has been recognized for its simplicity, sustainability, and results.
Some of our Awards include:
“Survey results showed 100 percent of our employees were considered either highly engaged (88.46%) or moderately engaged (11.46%).” Read more >
“Attended by over 1000 of the region’s top innovators, investors, and companies, the NEVYs are a singular celebration of the region’s biggest wins and brightest stars.” Read More >
"XL Hybrids provides a clever and easy-to-install solution for reducing fuel use and carbon-dioxide emissions for commercial fleets." Read More >
"XL Hybrids epitomizes an Energy Innovation Pioneer. Their hybrid powertrain system is economic today, highly scalable and significantly reduces fuel consumption." Read More >
"For siphoning gas-guzzlers off the road." Read More >
"These businesses that have made great strides in bringing greater sustainability to the workplace, to their customers and to their community." Read More >
"The great new innovations that have been introduced in the last year." Read More >