EU Tyre Label Information

As of 1 November 2012, all passenger tyres sold in the European Union must be labelled with an official EU tyre label. The new EU tyre label is intended to give consumers more information when choosing new tyres. The label shows wet grip (stopping distance in a straight line), exterior noise and fuel efficiency data. The presentation is based on the familiar EU energy efficiency label.



from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient)

Rolling resistance is one factor of your tyres that can affect your fuel consumption. The lower the rolling resistance, the less fuel is required to move your vehicle forward and the less carbon emissions are generated. The difference in fuel consumption between A and G-rated tyres could be as much as 7.5%*. For an average passenger vehicle, that is around 0.65L per 100km.

*Source: European Commission’s impact Assessment SEC (2008) 2860.  
Note: good tyre maintenance is just as important when it comes to saving fuel. The exact values depend on your vehicle type, the road conditions and your driving style.



from A (best) to G (worst)

Braking response is one important element of your tyre’s performance in the wet and is essential for your safety. The difference in braking distance between A and G-rated tyres could be as much as 30%*. For a passenger car travelling at 80kph, for example, that can mean up to 18m in the case of full braking in wet-weather conditions.

*Source: European Commission’s impact Assessment SEC (2008) 2860. 
Note: several other factors affect your safety in wet and dry conditions. Distances may vary depending on your vehicle type and the road conditions.



3 ratings from 1 (quietest) to 3 (least quiet)

Exterior tyre noise is measured in decibels (dB) and compared with the new European tyre exterior noise levels to be introduced in 2016.

1 black sound wave = already 3dB below the future European limit

2 black sound waves = already compliant with the future European limit

3 black sound waves = compliant with the current European limit

Note: exterior noise is not related to interior vehicle noise.