• ► Our shuttles are powered by electricity which provides you with the greenest possible option to cross the Channel for your trucks and goods. It has so far protected Eurotunnel from the variations in the price of oil.

    ► The situation has changed recently with the restart of economies and even more recently with the current instability in Eastern Europe. The petrol price has never been so high and all energies now see prices rising sharply, including electricity.

    ► The cost of our electricity has increased significantly: while the average spot electricity rate was €32/MW in 2020, it rose to €109/MW in 2021 and has now reached €236/MW in 2022 which represents a substantial increase in our running costs.

    ► We understand the impact of the increase in fuel prices in our customers operations. Ferries using fossil fuels are also feeling the impact and, a few years ago, put in place a mechanism called BAF to remediate the rise of their energy cost. While we have so far been able to avoid such a measure on our service, in the current context it is no longer possible for us to absorb the full additional cost of electricity for transport.

    In order to continue providing the quality service that you expect when using Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight, we have decided:

    ► As of 1 April 2022, an Electricity Value Adjustment (EVA) is added to your invoice, separate from your basic crossing rate.

    ► The EVA is our equivalent to the BAF of the ferries (although at a significantly lower level).

    ► Its value is the same for all vehicles on all customer accounts at €10/£9 per crossing for all vehicles over 7.5m and €5/£5 for vehicles under 7.5m. As of 1st July 2022, the EVA will increase to €20/£18 per crossing for all vehicles over 7.5m and €10/£10 for vehicles under 7.5m.

    ► This EVA will be valid until further notice. It is intended to remain at this level over the next few months, provided the context does not deteriorate. We will endeavour to give you a month notice period should we need to change its value in the future.

    ► Note that the EVA is also applicable to vehicles travelling on Eurotunnel's VP service at a value of €5/£5 per crossing until 30th June and €10/£10 as of 1st July. For VP crossings, the EVA is not added separately but included in the crossing rate.