CVP Awards winner announced

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The Clean Vehicles Partnership Awards at Heathrow airport recognised British Airways, Ferrovial and Wilson James for their innovation, improvement and leadership respectively, in reducing emissions in and around Heathrow.

The award winners were selected from a shortlist of CVP fleet operators which have all contributed to the goals outlined in the airport’s sustainable growth plan, Heathrow 2.0. The awards were sponsored by DriveElectric, Freemantle EV and Jaguar Land Rover.

The CVP is co-ordinated and delivered by independent environmental and sustainable transport consultancy Ricardo, providing engagement and support to airport fleet operators to develop and implement viable low emissions and electrification strategies.

Winners of the CVP Improver and Leader Awards Ferrovial and Wilson James have both made substantial investments in electric vehicles, along with other measures that will improve the environmental performance of their fleets, whilst also promoting these achievements to the wider airport community. By replacing the escort fleet diesel vans and all fleet vehicles under 3.5 tonnes with fully electric vehicles, Wilson James predicts that it will save 19 tonnes of CO2 equivalent and 1 tonne of NOx annually.

British Airways was awarded the CVP Innovator Award after showcasing the implementation of 28 zero emission, remote-controlled aircraft pushback tugs for the entire short haul operation at Heathrow’s Terminal 5A. This is a first for any major international airport.

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