Hari Nayar

Hari Nayar serves as the Vice President of Fleet Electrification & Sustainability at Merchants Fleet. Nayar’s core focus is providing commercial fleet clients with the tools and insights they need to make a seamless and cost-effective transition to electric and alternate fuel vehicles. His role also includes defining the company’s EV market strategy, driving product selection for electric, hybrid & plug-in electric vehicles, and developing charging infrastructure deployment solutions. Nayar is one of Merchants Fleet’s most important subject matter experts and is a main contributor to the company’s ESG strategy and road map.

Nayar is an experienced engineer, having led development teams for the US Army Land Warrior program, GM OnStar program, Harris Falcon radio battery & charger development, UK Ministry of Defense, and CERDEC integrated fuel cell systems development programs. Most recently, Nayar was Vice President of Engineering at XL Fleet, where he successfully led the engineering organization in developing the first plug-in-hybrid F150 pick-up truck.

Nayar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics and communications from the University of Kerala, India, as well as a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University. He is based in Burlington, Massachusetts.