Labelling winter wheels, general description
AT, BA, BE, BG, BY, CH, CZ, DE, DK, EE, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IS, IT, LT, LV, MD, MK, NL, NO, PL, RO, RS, RU, SE, SI, SK, TR, UA
The EU energy label has been introduced on tyres to make it easier to get a quick overview and to compare different brands and variants.
For more information about labelling: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm:
1. Fuel consumption (rolling resistance)
The letters on this seven-point scale indicate the rolling resistance of a certain tyre. The higher the rolling resistance, the higher the fuel consumption. Choosing a tyre labelled A - least rolling resistance or one labelled G - greatest rolling resistance, can give up to 9% difference in fuel consumption 1.
2. Wet grip
Wet grip is a very important safety aspect. Tyres with good wet grip provide a shorter braking distances on wet roads. A indicates the shortest braking distance and G indicates the longest.
3. Noise level
The tyre's noise level is displayed in three increments, with the value indicated in the black arrow. One black wave indicates tyres with a low noise level and three black waves indicate tyres with a high noise level.
- Source: European Commission.