EU Tyre regulations.
Get to Grips with new EU Tyre Labelling.
From May 1, 2021, the EU Regulation (EU) 2020/740 will come into effect - which means that C1, C2 and C3 tyres must be labelled,
making it easier for both consumers and industry professionals to make well-informed tyre choices.
The new labels provide a quick, clear overview of a tyre’s performance, with more detailed information available online.
This guide clarifies the new rule changes and explains the main features to help you get the most of the new labelling system.
Label Features at a Glance.
How does the new EU regulation affect the way my tyres are labelled?
Simplified Rating System.
Tyres account for up to 20% of your vehicle’s fuel consumption. Choosing tyres with a high fuel efficiency rating will give you more miles from your tank and lower your CO2 emissions. 5 levels rated from A to E: A (Green): Highest Fuel efficiency E (Red): Lowest Fuel Efficiency Note: Tyre pressure needs to be regularly checked to optimise fuel efficiency and wet grip.
Tyres with a high wet grip rating will stop more quickly on wet roads when full brakes are applied. In an emergency situation, a few metres can make all the difference. 5 levels rated from A to E: A (Blue): Best Wet grip E (Sky-blue): Lowest Wet grip Note: Tyre pressure needs to be regularly checked to optimise wet grip; Stopping distances must always be respected.
External Rolling Noise.
Tyres with a good noise rating can lower the impact of your driving on the surrounding environment. Categorized by A, B, and C characters in sound wave symbol: A: Quiet B: Moderate C: Noisy
This symbol is branded on the tyre’s sidewall, it indicates the tyre meets required performance criteria in snow testing to be considered severe snow environment. It is valid for Car/SUV, Van & Truck (C1, C2 and C3) with different conditions and references.
This symbol indicates the winter Tyre with confirmed ice performance. It is valid only for C1 Tyres for Car/SUV. Note: Ice grip tyres are specifically designed for road surfaces covered with ice and compact snow, and should only be used in very severe climate conditions (e.g. cold temperatures). Using ice grip tyres in less severe climate conditions (e.g. wet conditions or warmer temperatures) could result in sub optimal performance, in particular for wet grip, handling and wear.
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