DAF customers should experience a smoother transition to electric trucks after dealership HTC Group partnered with software firm Flexible Power Systems (FPS).

The agreement means both businesses co-operating on delivering an end-to-end electrification service for truck operators.

Paul Whincup, truck sales director at 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,” he said.

FPS will provide charge point services and software that HTC said gave it the ability to offer an end-to-end service and the best possible return on investment for 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, FPS MD added: “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.”