Dated: 03 April 2009
Another Step towards EU Tyre labelling
The European Parliament's industry committee has voted in favour of new tyre labelling regulations which will mean Tyre and vehicle retailers will have to provide customers with detailed information on the energy efficiency, safety and noise performance of tyres. These labels, which will show ratings for energy efficiency (rolling resistance), safety (wet grip) and noise, will have to be clearly displayed wherever tyres are sold, including car dealerships.
it was recommended that information should be printed on receipts and stamped onto the side of tyres. Creation of an EU-Wide website where consumers will be able to compare the performance of different types of tyre and calculate their potential fuel savings was also proposed. The proposals need to be agreed by EU Member States before becoming law.