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EU TYRE LABEL

EU TYRE LABEL

The EU Tyre Label became law in 1 November 2012. The regulation ensures that all tyres produced in the EU after June 2012 and all tyres sold in the region after November 2012 carry a standard label. By passing the regulation, the European Union aims to reduce fuel consumption over the long term while increasing road safety. The label documents three criteria: rolling resistance, wet grip and drive-by noise emissions. Reduced rolling resistance automatically involves fuel savings, and thus reduction in CO2 emissions. It is rated in classes A (best result) to G, omitting D. In concrete terms, it means that an improvement of one tyre rating class saves 0.1 litre of fuel per 100 km. Wet grip is likewise ranked A to G, omitting D and G. At a speed of 80 km/h, the difference in braking distance in wet conditions between one class and the next is 3-6 metres. Drive-by noise is not measured in classes, but in sound wave symbols, standing for decibel (dB) levels. The more sound waves on the label, the louder the tyre. The EU Tyre Label is designed to provide transparency for consumers. However, it does not evaluate other safety-relevant properties such as aquaplaning or performance on snow and ice. For more information on the tyre labelling regulation, visit WWW.DASREIFENLABEL.DE

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