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Flexible Power Systems joins UK trade body for supply chain

Flexible Power Systems (FPS) is delighted to be a member of the Cold Chain Federation, the sole UK trade body that focuses on representing and supporting businesses involved in the temperature-controlled supply chain. The Federation plays a significant role in bringing all players in the temperature-controlled supply chain together, providing education and support, and elevating […]

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Truck dealer HTC and fleet electrification specialist Flexible Power Systems launch first of a kind end-to-end truck electrification partnership at the Microlise Transport Conference

Today, HTC Group, one of the UK’s leading commercial vehicle dealerships, has completed an agreement to co-operate on delivering an end-to-end electrification service with Flexible Power Systems (FPS), a UK based electric fleet software specialist. The partnership enables HTC’s DAF customers to benefit from seamless EV transitions that combine decades of vehicle experience from HTC […]

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Fleet electrification specialist Flexible Power Systems secures first external investment round bringing e-fleet management platform to market

UK based electric fleet software specialist, Flexible Power Systems (FPS), has completed a £2.7m financing round to accelerate commercialisation of its ground-breaking, real time EV and charger management platform for commercial vehicle fleets, ‘FPS Operate’. Originally developed for the John Lewis Partnership but expanded to address the needs of all commercial vehicle fleets, ‘FPS Operate’ […]

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The Future is Now: ZEV Mandate a Boost to Electrification

The Government last week unveiled its proposals for what it terms a world-leading Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate. The proposed mandate makes the UK’s path to zero emission vehicles the fastest in Europe and is aimed at setting a strong plan to tackle the vehicle emissions and giving long-term certainty to the industry. The ZEV mandate will […]

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Software Platform Engineer

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 account for around a third of transport emissions despite constituting only 12% of the fleet. […]

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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 testing at Sainsbury’s distribution centre in Sherburn in North Yorkshire this week. As much as […]

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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 transport emissions despite constituting only 12% of the fleet so they have to be tackled […]

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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 account for around a third of transport emissions despite constituting only 12% of the fleet. […]

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FPS 'Fleet Innovation of the Year' finalist in the Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2022

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 Lewis. We are delighted to be into double digits with a total (so far) of […]

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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 also delivered a range of software tools to support fleets and policy makers on the […]

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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 to transition to greener vehicles to meet national climate change and air quality commitments. ‘Switching […]

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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 NAPIT and CHAS qualified installers so you can be confident in the safety and quality […]

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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 to its lorry fleet that emit zero carbon, reducing the overall impact of the vehicle, […]

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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 a wider electrification plan for the 350 Home Services vehicles, which provide home estimating & […]

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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 all its cars, vans and light trucks to battery electric models instead.  Charging can be […]

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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 Katherine Docks store in coming months, with the fleet expected to be expanded in the […]

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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 wireless charging? For what cases is it tested or used today? FPS Managing Director Michael Ayres joins […]

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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 and provide a solution to limited range. The study will develop a detailed picture of […]

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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. To charge, they are simply parked above electric pads, and they’re topped up in under […]

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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 the UK’s total energy usage, but it also contributes to nearly 10% of global CO2 […]

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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 accelerate the transition of fleets to electric vehicles: shared charging hubs, dynamic charge scheduling across […]

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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 parked on charging pads instead of using cables that need to be manually plugged in […]

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Online Channel Growth and Connection Risks

Summary Retailers in all sectors are looking to scale up online deliveries as consumers continue to move from brick-and-mortar stores to online platforms, leading to the need for increased delivery capacity. This trend has been greatly accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic resulting in some consumers’ first experience of home delivery. Many of these new online […]

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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) is a vital enabler of global trade and urban living. It is though energy intensive, […]

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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, ships, warehouses and shops) is a vital enabler of global trade and urban living. It […]

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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 usage of phase change materials within commercial refrigeration and HVAC systems with the goal of […]

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Cost-Effective Deployment of Electric Vehicles within Fleet Operations

Summary The UK government recently brought forward its target for an end to sales of petrol and diesel vehicles to 2035. At the same time Clean air and Zero emission zones are being designed by local city councils across the UK. These factors in combination with an improving electric vehicle (EV) model choice has led […]

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Logistics and the Energy Transition

Summary The energy system is a complex global network responsible for supplying us with electricity for our buildings and fuel for our vehicles. It is undergoing extremely rapid change driven by a combination of new technology and policy commitments to decarbonisation. So far, these changes have mostly impacted conventional electricity generators and parts of heavy […]

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