New, improved EU tyre labelling rules will enter into force next week and will apply to all tyres sold in the EU from 1st May 2021.
The labels aim to help consumers make purchasing decisions that can save fuel, reduce costs and decrease noise pollution.
The new tyre labelling system was agreed by the Council and European Parliament last month.
The new labels will demonstrate information about the tyre’s rolling resistance, which affects fuel consumption and external noise.
The energy efficiency class will range from A for the most efficient ones to G for the least efficient.
According to the new regulation, a top-class tyre has less rolling resistance and therefore requires less energy to move the vehicle – this means lower energy costs.
The external noise class will range from A, which indicates less noise outside the vehicle to B for the tyres which generate more noise.