The new EU Tyre Label is designed to provide clear and standardised classification details to help consumers make purchasing decisions that can save on fuel consumption, cut emissions and reduce costs. With this information, consumers can choose to opt for safe, fuel-efficient and quieter tyres. The label design was based on the familiar EU Energy Efficiency Label.

The new regulation will come into effect on 1 May 2021. However, manufacturers may supply dealers with tyres showing the old label up to 30 November 2021.

Regulation (EU) 2020/740

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Label Design and Content

  1. Information given on Falken tyres

  2. QR code

  3. Trade name or trademark of the supplier

  4. Tyre type identifier / article number

  5. Tyre size, load capacity and speed index

  6. Tyre class

  7. Fuel efficiency pictogram, scale and performance class

  8. Wet grip pictogram, scale and performance class

  9. External rolling noise pictogram, value (expressed in dB(A) and rounded to the nearest integer) and performance class

  10. The serial number of this Regulation “2020/740”

  11. EAN barcode, tyre type identifier / article number

Variations for the bottom section of the tyre label:

Tyre complies with minimum snow grip index values

Tyre complies with minimum snow and ice grip index values


Differences in Label Classification

  • In future the label will also show the 3-peak mountain snowflake symbol (3PMSF).

  • Tyres designed for extreme winter conditions will also display an ice icon.

  • The new labelling system will also apply to heavy vehicles (truck and bus tyres).

  • QR code – when scanned, links to the European Product Database for Energy Labelling (EPREL).

  • The sound wave icon that is currently used to express tyre noise will be replaced by A, B and C class ratings.

The diagram applies to both fuel efficiency and wet grip classes.


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