EU tyre label comes into force today

ERJ staff report (LMH)

By Louise McHenry, ERJ Senior Reporter

London – As of today, 1 Nov 2012, all tyres sold in the European Union must display a label, which informs customers about the tyre’s fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise.

The standardised label, which is mandatory for all passenger car, light commercial vehicle and heavy vehicle tyres, rates fuel efficiency and wet grip on a scale of A-G with A being the highest rating. External rolling noise is measured in decibels.

The aim…

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