Tyre labeling allows end users to make informed choices about environmental impact and economical efficiency of road transport in Europe.
The regulation affects the following tyres categories:
C1,(Passenger car) , C2 (Light commercial) and C3 (Commercial truck and bus).
The label information will be visible on technical promotional literature such as catalogues, leaflets or product websites.
Some tyres are excluded from the labeling requrements:
- Tyres designed to be fitted only to vehicles registered for the first time before 1 October 1990
- Tyres whose nominal rim diameter does not exceed 254 mm or is 635 mm or more
- Tyres designed only to be fitted on vehicles intended exclusively for racing
- Tyres fitted with additional devices to improve traction properties, such as studded tyres
- T-type temporary-use spare tyres
- Off-road professional tyres
- Tyres whose speed rating is less than 80 km/h
- Re-treaded tyre
What information can you get from the tyre label?
The tyre label is divided into 3 performance indicators:
- Fuel efficiency
- Wet grip
- Exterior tyre noise
For Fuel Efficiency and Wet Grip, the performance is expressed in 7 classes ranging from A (the most efficient) to G (the least efficient). For noise, the measured value is present on the label together with 3 symbolic sound waves (one wave is lowest noise and 3 waves for the highest noise rating).