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 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).
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.