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EU Tyre Label: Rolling Resistance (Fuel Efficiency)

The petrol pump symbol stands for the running friction of a tyre. The lower it is, the less energy is wasted and the less fuel is used. This indicator thus informs the consumer both about the energy efficiency of a tyre as well as about its environmental compatibility in the form of lower CO2 emissions. The fuel savings achievable by a tyre are rated with the same categories as its safety performance. However in this case, the classification is also indicated by a colour pictogram that corresponds to the standardised pictograms for energy efficiency used all over the EU.  The evaluation is given in classes "A" to "G", whereby "D" is not used. Improvement by one class signifies a saving of approx. 0.1 litre of fuel over 100 km. Between class "G" and class "A" there is a total reduction of approx. 7.5% of the fuel consumption. Class Car tyre running friction
(CR) in kg/t Light truck tyre running friction
(CR) in kg/t Truck tyre running friction
(CR) in kg/t
- A -
≤ 6,5 ≤ 5,5 ≤ 4,0
- B -
6,6 - 7,7 5,6 - 6,7 4,1 - 5,0
- C -
7,8 - 9,0 6,8 - 8,0 5,1 - 6,0
- D -
- - 6,1 - 7,0
- E -
9,1 - 10,5 8,1 - 9,2 6,1 - 7,0
- F -
10,6 - 12,0 9,3 - 10,5 ≥ 8,1
- G -
≥ 12,1 ≥ 10,6 - Boundary values for classification of running friction  

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