Fuel Efficiency

Lighter, further, and with fewer environmental effects

Rolling resistance amounts from 10 to 30 % of fuel consumption for trucks and buses, depending on the type of driving. It affects energy efficiency and, therefore, also the operational costs and carbon dioxide emissions of the vehicle. The lower the rolling resistance is, the lower the fuel consumption.

The energy efficiency class indicates rolling resistance. It indicates the tyre's share of the vehicle's fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The categories start from A (green) and end with G (red). A is the best class, while G is the weakest. Fuel savings between two classes amount to approx. 1 – 3 %. Savings depend on the type of driving. When driving long distance, higher savings can be achieved by selecting the right type of tire. In urban driving, tyres have a smaller effect on fuel consumption. 

Fuel savings and driving safety are strongly connected to driver behaviour. Please take into account the following: 

  • Economical driving can significantly reduce fuel consumption
  • Choose your tire type according to the intended application. Check the suitability of the tires from Nokian Tyres’ recommendations.
  • Tyre pressure should be checked regularly in order to optimise driving safety and comfort.
  • Air pressure that is too low wears the tire significantly more, affects fuel consumption, and is a clear risk for road safety
  • A responsible driver is always aware of the characteristics and condition of his/her tires. Only a driver who knows the vehicle and tyres can adjust the speed and safety distance to match the current weather.