The new European Tyre label
The new label, shown on the right above, will have similar information in a new format. The scales have been simplified to A to E. Tyres previously in class E will be in class D and those in F and G will be in the new Class E. Tyre noise will be in recoded in grade A, B or C, replacing the existing sound waves.
In addition to the standard label, icons relating to severe snow conditions (3PMSF) and/or grip in icy conditions can be included if relevant.
The Quick Response (QR) code on the top right of the label provides a link to the EU product database (EPREL) which will provide the tyre label values specific to each tyre.
The tyre label covers three important aspects of the tyre:
Your tyre’s fuel efficiency is not only important in reducing the cost of driving but also in reducing CO2 emissions. Fuel efficiency is measured according to the rolling resistance of the tyres in grades A to E, where A is the most fuel efficient and E is the least fuel efficient. The difference between grade A and grade E means a reduction or increase in fuel consumption of up to 7.5%.
Grip in Wet Conditions
Wet grip is a critical safety feature and relates to the ability of the tyre to stop a vehicle quickly on wet roads. The difference between each grade means an increase or decrease in stopping distance between one or two car lengths (3 to 6 metres) when braking from 50 mph. The difference between categories A and E is more than 18 metres in stopping distance.
Rolling Noise – exterior noise emissions
This is the external noise made by the tyre and is measured in decibels. Tyre noise is identified by grades of A to C, where A is the quietest.
Information on the tyre label will be provided by the manufacturer of each tyre. The gradings for each tyre follow the standards laid down in Regulation EU/2020/740.