• ► 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 rate of electricity was 32€/MW in 2020, it climbed to 109€/MW in 2021 which represents a significant 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:

    From 1 April 2022, an Electricity Value Adjustment (EVA) is being added to all crossing prices.

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

    ► Its value will be the same for all vehicles on all accounts at 10€/£9 per crossing for all vehicles from 7.5m upwards, and 5€/£5 for lower size vehicles.

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

    ► Note that the EVA will also be applicable to vehicles travelling on the Eurotunnel VP service at a value of 5€/£5 per crossing. For VP crossings, the EVA will not be added but included in the crossing price.