The European Tyre Labelling Regulation has been in place since 2012 and provides 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. The EU has committed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Choosing more fuel-efficient tyres can help to reduce transport emissions, which play a major part in fulfilling these goals.
In order to help customers with their choice the EU introduced a new regulation, which came into force on May 1st 2021.This regulation contains a revision of the EU label and registration to the European Product Registry for Energy Labelling (EPREL). The new label contains the same three classifications as before, though renewed, and is supplemented with additional pictograms to inform about enhanced snow grip and ice grip performance. A QR code on the label gives access to the European Product Registry for Energy Labelling, EPREL, a database with additional information such as a product information sheet and possibility to download the label.
Customers should be made aware that actual fuel savings and road safety depend heavily on the behaviour of drivers and the proper maintenance of the tyres. The three classifications are, although important, not the only performance parameters.