Tyre Labelling

!NEW! On 17 May 2018, the European Commission published a legislative proposal to revise the European Tyre Label, which is currently undergoing the co-legislators assessment and adoption.

In order to contribute to the debate, ETRMA commissioned to Lizeo Group as study to look at the current status of the European Tyre Market, with regard to the performance indicators on the tyre label since its implementation in 2012. The study looked at the combination of rolling resistance (fuel efficiency) and wet grip (safety) performances as these are in trade-off – and should always be considered together.

The research by the Lizeo Group concluded that there is still a significant potential for further dissemination and awareness growth of the current tyre label as 98% of the products are still labelled below B-B.

The full study is available at this link.

Consumers better informed on tyre environmental and safety performances

The European Tyre Labelling Regulation (EC/1222/2009) introduces labelling requirements with regard to the display of information on the fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise of tyres. Its aim is to increase the safety and the environmental and economic efficiency of road transport by promoting fuel-efficient and safe tyres with low noise levels. This regulation allows end-users to make more informed choices when purchasing tyres by considering this information along with other factors normally considered during the purchasing decision process.

Customers should be made aware that the actual fuel savings and road safety depend heavily on the behaviour of drivers, in particular the following: eco-driving can significantly reduce fuel consumption, the tyre pressure needs to be correct and regularly checked for optimum fuel efficiency and wet grip performance, stopping distances should always be strictly respected. Customers should be made aware that these 3 criteria, although important, are not the only performance parameters.

Tyre labelling information in Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, GreekItalian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish.

European Commission - DG Energy: information on labelling of tyres.