ETRMA cautions against ‘rescaling’ of EU tire labels

Brussels – Five years of mandatory tire-labelling have done little to increase demand for safer and more fuel-efficient tires, according to the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA).

The assessment is based on the findings of a report into the effects of the labelling scheme. This found a “steady evolution” of the market but no significant increase in the uptake of higher rated tires.

The ETRMA-funded report was issued amid a review by the European Parliament and the Council into European Commission (EC) proposals for a…

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