EU tire label

Safety, savings and environmental efficiency

Starting in November 2012, buying new tires in the European Union will be made easier by the new tire labels that are similar to the energy labels for household appliances.

The labels will guide consumers towards acquiring tyres that are of higher quality and, therefore, safer. 

The three classification criteria in the tyre label

The classification criteria (fuel efficiency, wet grip, and external rolling noise) simplify and guide the tire purchase decision. Standardised classification information is available to users on a label that is attached to the tread or through another means of communication. In addition to the three characteristics, there are a number of other factors related to safety, performance, and the environment that truck tire developers and testers take into account, such as: 

  • Safety characteristics on ice and snow
  • Mileage and casing durability
  • Driving stability and handling