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October Newsletter

October Update Flexible Power Systems Updates from FPS on our TRU smart plug, awards, our new ePTO in service with Waitrose and our innovations being showcased by InnovateUK Smart Plugs   Our first Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) smart plug started […]

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Data Analyst

Start date: ASAP Duration: Permanent Background Flexible Power Systems (FPS) is a Big Data and IoT enabled technology company that is removing barriers to van and truck fleet decarbonisation. In the UK commercial vehicles account for around a third of […]

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Business Development Manager

Start date: ASAP Duration: Permanent Background Flexible Power Systems (FPS) is a Big Data and IoT enabled technology company that is removing barriers to van and truck fleet decarbonisation through our SaaS and hardware offers. In the UK commercial vehicles […]

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Awards Season

It might not be the Oscars, but we’re feeling pretty proud of ourselves as the FPS ‘virtual mantlepiece’ features invitations to multiple industry events where we are awards finalists, for our fleet management partnership projects with UK retail giant, John […]

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Heriot-Watt One Year On

One year on, the world’s first real-world trial of wireless electric vans is now part and parcel of everyday operations at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh with an expansion to a second site operated by the John Lewis Partnership. The project […]

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Plug-in van and truck grants

Plug-in van and truck grants have been extended by the government for two more years, supporting more businesses to make the switch to electric.  With nearly 5% of the UK’s CO2 emissions currently coming from vans, companies are under pressure […]

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Workplace Charging with FPS

The Workplace Charging Scheme can reduce the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints by up to £14,000. FPS is an OZEV-approved installer representative – that’s the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles which administers the scheme. It means we only work with […]

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Sainsbury’s working with Flexible Power Systems to cut fleet emissions

Sainsbury’s is working with fleet electrification specialists Flexible Power Systems (FPS) on a new type of smart plug required to power electric Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs). After a successful trial last year, the supermarket rolled out five electric refrigerated trailers […]

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EV Inequality a Challenge to Net Zero

Most of us are familiar the issue of fuel poverty, (poverty linked to household fuel costs), especially as the number of UK households struggling to pay their fuel bills is expected to treble in April when the new energy price […]

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John Lewis trials new electric vehicles across its Home Services fleet | News | Retail Times

The Partnership is being supported by EV technology specialists Flexible Power Systems, (FPS), which is establishing a mixed charging solution incorporating depot, public network and home charging.  The trial will start next month and FPS will integrate data collected into […]

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Waitrose to trial electric vans | News | The Telegraph

Supermarket Waitrose is set to trial new wireless electric vehicles in an effort to speed up time between deliveries while also cutting carbon emissions, reports Rachel Millard. The company plans to stop using fossil fuels across its fleet by 2030, converting […]

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Waitrose to trial wirelessly charged electric delivery vans in London | News | The Grocer

Waitrose is trialling a fleet of electric home delivery vans that can be charged wirelessly. Waitrose is trialling a fleet of electric home delivery vans that can be charged wirelessly. The vans will begin delivering customer orders from Waitrose’s St […]

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UK Nordic EV Hub event

Wireless and automatic charging presents a number of opportunities. It can reduce downtime for charging of commercial electric trucks or other vehicles. It can enable space saving and scalability of public charging. What are some of the technologies developed for […]

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Wireless Commercial Vehicle Charging Hub at Tyseley Energy Park – Feasibility Study

Flexible Power Systems is working with Tyseley Energy Park and University of Birmingham to assess the feasibility of a wireless electric vehicle charging hub for commercial vehicles operating in Birmingham. Shared charging infrastructure could reduce the costs of electrifying fleets […]

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A ground breaking real-world trial of wireless electric vans goes live in Edinburgh today

The £1.6 million project is led by Flexible Power Systems, in partnership with The City of Edinburgh Council and Heriot-Watt University.  Initially, four modified Vauxhall vans will take to the streets, fitted with a slim charging pad on the underside. […]

Press Release

2021 Analyst Intake Open for Applications

Our 2021 intake of analysts is now open to applications. Some more details about the roles and how to apply are given below. We are seeking full-time data analysts to join the growing team at FPS, you will be working […]

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FPS is Hiring a Senior Software Developer

As part of the Company’s growth FPS is seeking a Senior Developer to work with our engineering and analysis teams on a series of classification, forecasting and optimisation tools that form part of a wider energy and logistics management platform […]

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FPS is Hiring DevOps Personnel for EV Platform Field Trials.

DevOps Engineer Start date: ASAP Job Type: Full-time Background: Logistics (including trucks, ships, warehouses and shops) are a vital enabler of global trade and urban living. However, not only is it energy intensive, globally consuming 12,400TWh per year or 7.5x […]

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Wireless Charging Vehicle Integration Update 2

Second update from Flexible Power Systems wireless charging vehicle integration project

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Wireless Electric Vehicle Integration Update 1

Project Overview Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging in Micro Fulfilment Centres (WEVC-MFCs) is a project Flexible Power Systems (FPS) is leading in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University (HWU) and City of Edinburgh Council (CEC). The project is assessing three innovations designed to […]

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FPS Leading UK First Van Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Project

Flexible Power Systems (FPS), Heriot Watt University and City of Edinburgh Council have been awarded funding worth £1.6m to investigate the benefits of wireless electric vehicle charging. Wireless charging is a technology that allows electric vehicles (EVs) to recharge while […]

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Life of an Analyst at Flexible Power Systems

To find out what it is like to be an analyst at Flexible Power Systems, we spoke to Ben and Sofia who are part of the analyst team working on fleet electrification optimisation and technology development.

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Thermal Modelling Engineer Position Now Open

The company is looking for new team members to work in the HVAC-R focused team helping clients to reduce refrigeration emissions and improve efficiency. Thermal Modelling Engineer Start date: ASAP Duration: Permanent Background: Logistics (including trucks, ships, warehouses and shops) […]

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Project Growth Creates New Data Analyst Roles at FPS

The company has new projects launching in the field of fleet electrification and so is seeking new members of the analyst team. More details about the roles are below. Data Analyst Start date: ASAP Duration: Permanent Background: Logistics (including trucks, […]

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Dr Henry Clarke Joins FPS

FPS is delighted to announce Dr. Henry Clarke has joined our leadership team. As Chief Engineer Mechanical Systems, Henry is responsible for modelling and design of physical systems our control algorithms interact with. His first project involves optimising integration and […]

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FPS Presents at Electrification Europe

In October, our Managing Director Michael Ayres was invited to present at the inaugural Electrification Europe Summit in Paris. The event was jointly hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute and EDF.

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Load Management In Supermarkets With Thermal Energy Storage

FPS, one of the UK’s largest refrigeration OEMs, two universities and a major supermarket are delivering a £1.4m project to develop and test a new thermal energy storage and load management technology that could help the supermarket de-carbonise their operations.

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Up-Featured Trailer Study Concludes

Working with researchers from Heriot Watt and two body builders, FPS completed a feasibility study to assess adding features to trailers to meet future logistics needs. Promising use cases in propulsion and temperature maintenance with up to 25% fuel savings were identified.

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