Truck firm HTC partners Flexible Power Systems

Truck dealer HTC and fleet electrification specialist Flexible Power Systems has launched an end-to-end truck electrification partnership.

The deal will see commercial vehicle dealership HTC Group complete an agreement to co-operate on delivering an end-to-end electrification service with electric fleet software firm Flexible Power Systems (FPS).

It will enable the dealer’s DAF customers to get seamless EV transitions that combine vehicle experience from HTC with specialist data-oriented plan, deploy and operate electrification offers from FPS.

As part of the partnership, HTC Group’s customers will be benefit from FPS’ green technology and software development experience through a range of electrification-oriented services including EV fleet feasibility, ensuring chargers are fit for purpose, and that electric operations work automatically and efficienty through the FPS Operate software platform.

The partnership launches this week at Microlise Transport Conference 2024 with the two companies explaining more about how the partnership can advance truck decarbonisation.

Paul Whincup, Truck Sales Director, HTC DAF said: “We have always had a consultative approach to vehicle sales, but this is even more important, as we have to prove the capability of new powertrain technology, new power sources and a whole new energy infrastructure in a sector where vehicle uptime is paramount.”

“Most operators can easily integrate a single electric truck into their operation to trial the technology without major infrastructure investment, the biggest challenge is the transition to multiples of electric vehicles. Charging infrastructure, servicing and operational fit all have to be right if deployments are to succeed.”

“HTC have partnered with FPS as they are uniquely placed to offer us a combination of charge point services and sophisticated software that gives us the ability to offer both an end-to-end service and best possible RoI to fleets. The ability to use big data analytics to help the customer see what the future looks like is essential for planning and budgeting.”

Michael Ayres, Managing Director, Flexible Power Systems, said: “We are excited to be working with a dealership of HTC’s scale and experience that is committed to finding the right transition pathways for their customers.

“Modern commercial vehicle fleets use a range of software solutions to ensure their operations are efficient, safe and resilient. EVs and their chargers must integrate with these systems to achieve the same standards of performance. “FPS’ Operate platform uses Microlise integrations that create that link. As one of the UK’s leading transport software providers, the MTC24 is the obvious place to start talking to fleets about these solutions.”

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