Understanding the EU tyre label

Car Tyres Pontypool

The EU Tyre label is a mandatory labelling scheme that includes technical information about a tyre. It was introduce in March 2014 as part of Regulation (EU) No 1152/2012 for all new car tyres from November 2014. The aim is to provide factual information about rolling resistance, wet grip, and external noise. To enable tyre choice based on those criteria and their impact on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. It is the responsibility of Blacklion tyres Pontypool producers to submit this information to the European Union.

The label comprises a tyre efficiency chart, a consumer information section, and an EU tyre labelling code.

The tyre efficiency chart shows fuel efficiency (in litres per 100km) on the vertical axis and wet grip (from A to F) on the horizontal axis. The three green lines on the chart indicate the minimum average performance requirement for wet grip, fuel efficiency, and noise emissions of tyres in each category. The yellow line is the current average performance of tyres on the market. Any tyres that perform better than the yellow line can be labell with an A rating, those that score worse get a G rating.

The consumer information section provides basic information about the tyre size, maximum load and speed rating.

The tyre labelling code is a two-letter code that indicates the type of tyre. For example, if your car needs “M” rated tyres, you would look for tyres with the labelling code “MM.” The code also indicates the country in which the tyre was tested.

What you need to know about the EU Tyre Label

The EU tyre Label was introduced in 2012 to help consumers make more informed decisions when purchasing new tyres. The label rates tyres based on their fuel efficiency, wet grip, and noise levels with each rating represented by a star rating from one to five.

The EU tyre Label aims to encourage drivers to select more environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient tyres which will help reduce emissions and save drivers money on fuel costs. The label also encourages tyre manufacturers to develop more energy-efficient tyres.

So what do the ratings mean?

Fuel efficiency is rated from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). Wet grip is rated from A (best) to F (worst). The noise level is rated from 71dB (quietest) to 88dB (loudest).

  • The specific guidelines the ratings are base on can be found in this document.

The tyre label also includes a list of information consumers should consider when making their purchase, such as the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications and its speed rating. This part of the label contains different codes which will help you identify if your vehicle requires low rolling resistance tyres or radial tyres, for example. The EU Tyre Label means drivers now have more information than ever before about how their tyres could potentially impact fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions – all at a glance. And that’s something we think is pretty cool!

So what do our customers think?

We asked a few of our customers about the EU tyre Label, and here’s what they had to say:

  • “I think the tyre label is a good idea. It makes it easier for consumers to understand how different tyres perform and what the benefits are.”
  • “The tyre label is useful. I was able to use it to choose more efficient tyres for my car.”
  • “I didn’t know much about the tyre label before, but I think it’s a great idea. It’s helpful to have all that information in one place.”

So what do the ratings mean?

The fuel efficiency rating is rates from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). Wet grip is rate from A (best) to F (worst). The noise level is rates from 71dB (quietest) to 88dB (loudest).

The Tyres Pontypool label also includes a list of information consumers should consider when making their purchase, such as the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications and its speed rating. This part of the label contains different codes which will help you identify if your vehicle requires low rolling resistance tyres or radial tyres, for example.

The EU Tyre Label means drivers now have more information than ever before. How their tyres could potentially impact fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions all at a glance. And that’s something we think is pretty cool.

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