A rare EU rule going down well: the new tyre performance label

The new label sees tyres rated for safety, fuel efficiency and ‘emissions’, specifically rolling resistance, wet braking performance and noise. It uses a simple ‘traffic light’ label similar to the one already used on fridges and cookers, etc.
Fuel efficiency varies by 7.5% across the range and braking performance by 30%. It also makes it easier to replicate the (specifically designed) tyres originally fitted to cars.
It is law in the EU as of today (1 Nov 2012) and has been welcomed by the UK Society of Motor Traders and Manufacturers (SMMT). The current label is only the first step says Michelin. Longevity, handling and dry braking could all be included in the future.

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