Tyres sold in the EU are subject to energy labelling requirements. By switching to the most energy efficient tyres you can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 9%. At a fuel price of €1.50 per litre, this would around €660 over the lifetime of the tyres if you cover 65,000 km.

Tyre labels

Tyre labels help consumers choose a product that is more fuel efficient, has better wet braking and is less noisy. New tyres come with an energy label showing their energy efficiency class, ranging from efficiency class A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).

A consumer guide to tyres

EU energy labelling regulations for tyres






While there is no specific ecodesign measure for tyres, there is type-approval legislation (i.e. Regulation 661/2009 on general safety of motor vehicles), which sets minimum requirements on tyres' fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise.

More information is available on the DG Enterprise website.

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