ERJ staff report (DS)
Paris -- Michelin is the first tyre maker to display tyre label data on its tyres. From 1 June, tyres sold in the EU may display consumer data relating to wet grip, fuel economy and noise. From 1 November, such labelling is mandatory in the EU. Michelin has become the first to take the plunge in this area. Continental has said it will follow suit from 1 July. No other tyre maker has communicated to ERJ when they will publish all their label data.
In a press release in the French language, distributed just after office hours in the EU on 1 June, Michelin said all its Summer tyres launched since Summer 2010 will have an 'A' rating in wet grip. These include all tyres in the Energy Saver +, the Primacy 3 and the Michelin Pilot Super Sport and Michelin Pilot Sport 3 ranges.
Most tyres from Michelin are rated C or above for fuel consumption. The Michelin Energy Saver range is between + B and C levels in energy efficiency, depending on size. Michelin Primacy range 3 is classified at a level C. However the Sport category of tyres are focussed on safety, so they are mostly in the E category for fuel economy.
In terms of noise, Michelin said its tyres comply with the 2016 limits and so are rated at two waves and above in the 2012 categories.
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Press release from Michelin (French language)
Above Press release auto-translated from French language