Frequently Asked Questions
What is the EU Tyre Label?
From November 1st
, 2012, all tyres that are available for sale that have been produced after July 1st
, 2012, must bear a tyre label. This tyre label must display the tyre’s classes as according to the criteria of the EU Tyre Label in regards to rolling resistance, wet grip and noise emissions. The EU Tyre Label directive is binding to all member states of the EU and is valid for all car, light truck and truck tyres of the classes C1, C2 and C3.
The goal of the EU Tyre Label is to provide better information to consumers in the EU about the safety and environmental characterises of a given tyre. The tyre label is designed to actively support consumers in the selection of new tyres.
As is already familiar from the classification of electrical devices such as refrigerators and washing machines, the EU Tyre Label is divided into colour-coded classes beginning with the best category (green category -A-) and ending with the worst category (red category -G-).