Refuelling and charging

You should familiarise yourself with your vehicle's fuel type and refuelling procedures before driving the vehicle.

Most of QFleet's vehicles are passenger and light commercial models, fuelled by petrol or diesel.

All compatible QFleet petrol vehicles are to be refuelled using E10 where it is practical to do so.

It is deemed to be practical to use E10 if:

  • the vehicle is compatible with E10, and
  • E10 is available at the service station where the fuel is intended to be purchased or at a suitable alternative service station.

Read the government's policy on the use of E10 (PDF, 405.1KB) to learn more.

Use the fuel price reporting apps and websites to locate the nearest E10 service station when on the road or preparing for your journey.

Queensland Government diesel vehicles are not subject to a government biofuel requirement.

B5 diesel

Under national fuel standards, B5 (a biofuel blend containing up to 5% biodiesel) is considered compatible with all diesel engines and can be sold unlabelled in Australia.

B10 diesel

Only a limited number of QFleet vehicles can be refuelled with B10 (a biofuel blend containing 10% biodiesel). This fuel is not yet widely available, not compatible with all diesel engines and must be labelled at the bowser.

AdBlue (diesel exhaust fluid)

AdBlue—also known as diesel exhaust fluid—is not a fuel. It is an additive stored in a separate tank to your vehicle's diesel tank. It is sprayed into the exhaust stream when the engine is running.

Warning light

A warning light will appear on the dashboard if AdBlue is running low. Do not add AdBlue to the diesel fuel tank. Add it to the separate AdBlue tank. If you are still unsure, check the vehicle manufacturer’s manual or contact QFleet or your fleet manager.

EVs require charging by plugging the vehicle into a charge point, preferably whenever they are parked to assist the vehicle remaining charged.

To understand the charging process specific to each vehicle model, refer to manufacturer’s manual or agency’s pre-start checklist that provides a step-by-step procedure for the vehicle.

EVs can be charged at home, work or at a publicly available charging station.