Richard Canny has been named to the board of directors for XL Hybrids, a hybrid vehicle technology company.
Canny is president of Electric Transport Advisors and was formerly director of global strategic planning at Ford Motor Co. He was also CEO of electric vehicle producer Think Global.
“While there are various electric drive solutions available or coming to market in the near future, fleet operators have few choices in the hybrid or electric vehicle segments,” said Canny. “XL Hybrids has a unique and proprietary technology system that offers a hybrid drive solution to fleets at a fraction of the installed cost of other systems - and achieves a payback within three to four years. The company is well placed to grow quickly and I am happy to be joining the team.”
Canny has 28 years of automotive experience, including 25 at Ford, where he also served as president & CEO of Ford South America.
“Richard’s high-level OEM experience combined with his real-world knowledge of the alternative vehicle industry provides tremendous value to XL Hybrids,” said Tod Hynes, XL Hybrid president. “Few people have experience leading the introduction of an alternative vehicle into the market, and we are glad to have Richard on our team. He recognizes the significant opportunity XL Hybrids has with its proprietary technology, which has been designed specifically for commercial fleet applications.”