European Tyre Industry Supports Euro 7 Progress on Tyre Abrasion
The European tyre industry welcomes today’s European Parliament Plenary vote and the progress made towards delivering meaningful tyre abrasion limits under the auspices of Euro 7.
“The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) is committed to setting tyre abrasion limits that are global and based on a reliable and reproducible test method,” said Adam McCarthy, Secretary General of ETRMA.
The position adopted by the European Parliament improves the European Commission's proposal by extending the scope of tyre abrasion limits to all tyres and not just those fitted on Euro 7 vehicles. It also directly links Euro 7 to the work that is being done in the UNECE World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP. 29), which will set global rules regarding a test method and limits for tyre abrasion. The Parliament’s position sets targets for this work which the tyre industry is committed to achieving by actively contributing to the work of the UN Taskforce on Tyre Abrasion.
“Euro 7 will regulate tyre abrasion for the first time, setting a milestone in greening mobility,” McCarthy concluded.
Tyre abrasion will join the list of tyre performance characteristics that are already regulated - rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise.