As part of the Energy Efficiency Action Plan, the EU tire label was launched on November 1st, 2012. From now on, the motor vehicle tires are equipped with this mark within the European Union and inform about the fuel consumption, the wet grip and the noise classification of the respective product. We compiled all relevant information for you.
The tire label is divided into three different categories, which are assessed separately.
The rolling resistance of a tire directly affects the fuel consumption of your vehicle. The lower the rolling resistance, the less fuel you consume. The best rating in this category is the letter "A" with the color green, whereas a red "G" is the weakest grade. The letter "D" is not assigned. From A to G, consumption increases by 0.1l with each letter for 100km.
With wet grip, the length of the braking distance on wet roads is evaluated. The rating goes from a green "A" to a red "G". However, the letters "D" and "G" are not currently assigned. The rating is based on a speed of 80 km / h. From A to F, the braking distance increases with each letter.
Noise emission is the noise volume that a tire produces while driving. The absolute decibel value is given. The values are divided into three rating classes, represented by lines to the right of the ear in illustration. The blacker the lines are, the louder the tire. A continuous sound level of more than 80 decibels can lead to health problems.
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