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). On 17 May 2018, the Commission proposed to update and improve the tyre labelling regulation to give consumers more information on fuel efficiency, safety and noise when they buy tyres. This proposal now passes to the European Parliament and the Council.
The European Commission provides tools for generating energy labels for products on the EU market.
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.
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 total a saving of around €660 over the lifetime of the tyres if you cover 65,000 km.