CVP Seminar – Action for Cleaner Air

Wednesday 3rd April, 09:30 - 13:00, Heathrow Academy

Our first seminar of the year focused on actions being taken for cleaner air. Session 1 began with a presentation from Dr Bruno Veigas from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) who elaborated on the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, which was published in January 2019. This was followed by an update by Catherine Westoby from Transport for London on the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in Central London which started on 8 April. Guy Hitchcock from Ricardo Energy & Environment then gave a progress report on Clean Air Zones in other cities and Dan Hayes from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) presented updated Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) guidance..

In session 2, we heard from Heathrow colleagues, Neil Pritchard and Simon Grant. Neil outlined Heathrow’s Airside ULEZ and infrastructure, while Simon discussed Heathrow’s Other Regulated Charges. We also launched the CVP Awards and set out other key activities in the 2019 Clean Vehicles Partnership (CVP) programme

The presentations from Session 1 and 2 can be found at:

Session 1 – Policy and Regulation for Clean Air.

Session 2- Policy and Action at Heathrow.

Technical Workshop – Financing Cleaner Vehicles

The afternoon session comprised a technical workshop that focused on financing green fleets. Vehicle financiers, vehicle leasing companies and manufacturers were represented and shared their experiences with delegates. Jungheinrich UK and Octopus brought along demonstration green vehicles.

The presentations from the exhibitors are below.

Octopus EV

Octopus Electric Vehicles makes it easy for everyone to go electric, bringing together everything you need to get on the road. We unlock great prices on a handpicked range of the world’s best electric vehicles and our team of impartial experts can help you choose the perfect one.

Octopus – Greening the Transport

Cyan Finance

Cyan Finance applies capital as a force for good. We specialise in providing capital for electric vehicles and investing in the companies which they rely on.

Cyan Finance – Delivering financial and intellectual capital


DriveElectric has been the UK’s leading provider of electric car and van leases since 2008 when we funded the UK’s first Tesla Roadster. With our help, it’s easy to make the switch to electric motoring.

DriveElectric – Action for Cleaner Air

Asset Alliance Group

Asset Alliance Group is a specialist commercial vehicle finance, contract hire and leasing business. Our team can provide financial support, combined with real expert knowledge of commercial vehicles.

Asset Alliance Group – Clean Air Zones

Jungheinrich UK Ltd

Jungheinrich is a leading manufacturer of materials handling equipment and providers of advanced end-to-end intralogistics solutions to businesses around the world.

Jungheinrich UK Ltd – Green Fleet Intralogistics