Continental welcomes the introduction of the EU Tyre Label. It provides fleet operators and tyre retailers with objective, reliable and comparable information on three important tyre performance characteristics.
Click on EU Tyre Label Generator to find directly the EU Tyre Label values for your favored tyre or any other current Continental Truck Tyre.
Wet grip / braking performance
Braking distance in wet weather conditions from A (short) to G* (longer).
Wet grip is one of the most important safety properties of a tyre. A good value means a short braking distance on a wet road.
Improvement by one class means a reduction of the braking distance by 5 to 10 meters in the event of full braking from 80 km/h. In an emergency, every meter counts and could be the crucial factor in avoiding an accident.
Fuel efficiency / rolling resistance
Fuel consumption from A (low) to G* (higher).
The rolling resistance significantly influences a truck’s fuel consumption and thus plays an important role from an economic and ecological point of view. This is because low fuel consumption has a positive effect on the carbon footprint of the vehicle.
Savings up to 3.5 l/100 km can can be made between two classes (e.g. B and C).
External rolling noise / noise emission
Sound level from 1 (quiet) to 3 (louder) sound waves.
The rolling noise of a truck tyre contributes to traffic noise and thus environmental noise pollution. As well as the measured value in decibels, the label will show the noise level in classes of between one and three sound waves. Three sound waves indicate tyres that exceed the limit which will be in force from 2016. Tyres with two sound waves are below this future limit, with one sound wave they are below it by more than 3 dB. A change to the sound level by 10 dB equates to the volume being halved or doubled.
* G is not used