Unsure which fuel-type your vehicle uses?

Conventional (Petrol/Diesel)

These are the two most common fuel types in the UK and on the continent. In the UK, these are identified at the fuel pump by their black or green labels.

Some brands may advertise “premium” versions of these fuels, but these are still classified in the same way; conventional Diesel or Petrol.

Electric or Electric Hybrid (Diesel/Petrol and Electric)

These vehicles are powered from batteries stored in the vehicle, and in the case of Electric Hybrid, conventional diesel or petrol fuels (as above).

Electric vehicle batteries are charged by connecting the vehicle to a domestic power outlet, or by connecting it to a specialist charging station (such as a Tesla Supercharger).

Examples of this type of vehicle are: Mitsubishi Outlander P-HEV, Renault Zoe, Nissan Leaf, BMWi3 and the Tesla Model S.

Flammable Gas (BiFuel, Autogas, Hydrogen Fuel Cell - LPG/CNG/CGH2 or similar)

These vehicles are refuelled by connecting them to a different type of fuel nozzle which requires screwing or latching into the filling cap to refill a pressurised tank. After refuelling, disconnecting the filling hose often results in a burst of pressurised gas being released.

Most vehicles powered by LPG or CNG have been converted by an aftermarket specialist, not factory fitted from new.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles are currently very new and very rare. There are less than 20 refuelling locations in the UK.

These gaseous fuels can be referred to as: BiFuel, Autogas, Hydrogen, LPG, CNG or CGH2.

For safety reasons we are not able to transport vehicles powered by ANY flammable gasses, including but not limited to: BiFuel, Autogas, Hydrogen, LPG, CNG or CGH2.

If in doubt, please contact us for guidance and assistance.

  • LPG is the abbreviation of "Liquefied Petroleum Gas".

    Vehicles powered by LPG or equivalent flammable gas as well as dual powered vehicles (vehicles fitted with an LPG or equivalent flammable gas tank as an alternative fuel) cannot be accepted for transport by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, even if:

    • the LPG or equivalent flammable gas tank is empty
    • the LPG or equivalent flammable gas mode of the vehicle is not selected
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    Type de carburant princpial /
    Source d'energie
    Secondary fuel type / power source
    Petrol / Diesel
    Electric
    (battery & plug-in)
    LPG/LNG/CNG
    (and all other flammable gas)
    Biofuel
    (including Bio Ethanol and Bio Diesel)
    Petrol / Diesel
    X
    Electric
    (battery & plug-in)
    X
    LPG/LNG/CNG
    (and all other flammable gas)
    X
    X
    X
    X
    Biofuel
    (including Bio Ethanol and Bio Diesel)
    X
  • If travelling with a campervan, caravan or any other vehicle fitted with cooking facilities, any flammable gas container must be declared when asked and will be checked at the appropriate checkpoint by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

    Flammable gas containers may be transported with the following restrictions:

     

    • For portable containers (cylinders/bottles, etc): Maximum of 47kg per cylinder and no more than 50kg per Vehicle if more than 1 container;
    • For fixed containers (tanks): Maximum of 47kg per container and no more than 50kg per Vehicle if more than 1 container.
    • Fixed containers must be no more than 80% full. The capacity of the container will be checked by Eurotunnel staff.

     

    In all cases, transport of gas containers to power domestic services (e.g. cooking, lighting & heating, etc.) are restricted as outlined below: 

  • For the purposes of this text, this means cylinders/bottles containing flammable gas that can be moved from the vehicle for replacement or re-filling. The quantity of gas is limited to 47kg (or approximately 93 litres) maximum for a single container and to 50kg (or approximately 99 litres) maximum in the case of several containers.

  • For the purposes of this text, this means fixed containers that are permanently installed or fixed in a vehicle and are refillable from outside the vehicle.

    The quantity of gas is limited to 47kg (or approximately 93 litres) maximum for a single container and to 50kg (or approximately 99 litres) maximum in the case of several containers. Each container must be no more than 80% full.

    The quantity will be checked via the gauge or remote indicator but if neither are present, the vehicle will be refused.

  • If your vehicle is fitted with a combination of portable and fixed containers, the quantity of gas is limited to 50kg (or approximately 99 litres) maximum and the rules previously described apply.

    Note:
    All containers and/or gauges/indicators must be of easy access by our staff for any check. Gas containers must be switched off whilst travelling and connection systems must be in good condition. Opening the container tap or using domestic services as described above is strictly forbidden until the vehicle has unloaded at the arrival Terminal

    In case of non compliance with these conditions, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle reserves the right to cancel your journey.

    Read our Conditions of Carriage below.