Information regarding the EU regulation on labelling of tyres

From 1 November 2012 , all tyres offered in the EU for passenger cars , SUVs , light trucks and trucks , which are produced from 30 June 2012 to be marked according to a uniform system.

The aim of this tyre label is to increase both the safety and the economic and ecological efficiency of individual mobility and the transport system. The new EU Tyre Label a standard covers three important quality criteria of a tyre : Coefficient of rolling resistance, wet grip and noise emissions.

Fuel efficiency

The fuel pump symbol indicates the fuel efficiency class, which is determined by the rolling resistance coefficient. By reducing rolling resistance fuel and thus CO₂ is saved. The rating is given in classes A ( green ) to G ( red ).

External rolling noise

The speaker symbol indicates the external rolling noise of the tyre which effects on the overall volume of the vehicle, thus affecting not only driving comfort but also the noise impact on the environment. The more black bars, the louder the tyres.

Wet grip

The rain cloud symbol stands for the wet grip performance of the tyre and is designed for safety while driving. Here the power is divided into classes A to G, where D and G are not used.