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EU Truck Tyre Label

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The EU Tyre Label provides fleet operators and tyre retailers with objective, reliable and comparable information on three important tyre performance characteristics: fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise. 

Our EU Tyre Label Generator provides you with the label values for all truck tyres in our product range.

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The EU Tyre Label – What does it tell you?

The label gives an indication of a tyres' performance in terms of fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise. The principle is like the energy efficiency label on washing machines, refrigerators and other electric household appliances.  

It allows consumers to objectively compare tyres and to incorporate this knowledge, along with other criteria, into the purchasing decision. 

How to read the label?

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 wet roads.

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 metre 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 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. Since 2016, tyres with three sound waves no longer comply with the existing noise regulation. Tyres with two sound waves are below this 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

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