EU tyre label

 

Why has the EU introduced a new Tyre Label?

In order to provide standardised information on fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise, the European Union is to introduce a compulsory label for all new tyres. By November 2012 all relevant new tyres sold in Europe must carry this EU label. Click here for the full EU label list of all Interstate Tires

The label is intended to give end-users some essential information to help them when choosing new tyres.
All Interstate Tire labels are officially certfied and approved by TuV and RDW
Click here for a sample of the label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to read the label?

 

 

Rolling resistance (Fuel Efficiency)

Fuel efficiency is important to reduce both CO2 emissions and the cost of driving. The grades are A to G, with D not being used. The difference between each grade means a reduction or increase in fuel consumption of between 2.5%-4.5%. That's a difference of about 0.42-0.56 mpg for a 36 mpg car per grade.

 

 

Wet Grip (Braking Performance)

Wet grip is a critical safety feature and relates to the tyres ability to stop a vehicle quickly on wet roads and can be expressed in terms of stopping distance. The grades are A to G, with D and G not being used. The difference between each grade means an increase or decresase in stopping distance of between one to two car lengths (between 3 and 6 metres) when braking from 50mph.

 

 

Noise (Exterior Noise Emission)

This is the external noise made by the tyre and is measured in decibels.
The more black bars shown on the label, the louder the tyre.

 

 

Interstate Tire & Rubber Co. is closely co-operating with TuV to have proffesional and independent test results. All Interstate produced after week 26, 2012 will have the official EU tyre label (EU 1222/2009)