EU Tyre Labelling information
Maxxis welcomes the introduction of the new EU tyre information
The following information is what you need to know about this
The way you drive - doing your bit.
Fuel Savings and Road Safety depend heavily on the way you
- Eco Driving can significantly cut fuel consumption. Maintain a
steady speed at low revs per minute and shift up early.
- Tyre pressure affects both wet grip and fuel efficiency -
regularly check your tyres and make sure that they are at the
- Make sure you allow yourself time to stop. A safe stopping
distances should always be maintained.
Maxxis is doing its best in developing tyres
that meet safety and environmental standards. If you have any
further questions please contact us at Maxxis.
Why regulate tyre labelling?
- Tyres make an important contribution to road safety and to the
environmental impact of road transport. However, all tyres don't
offer the same performance.
- The Regulation will enable consumers to make more informed
choices when buying tyres. The EU's targeted outcome is that road
safety will improve and that the environmental impact of road
transport will be reduced.
What does the labelling introduce?
- Tyres will be graded according to wet grip, fuel efficiency and
external noise. The presentation will be based on the familiar EU
energy efficiency label.
What does the label mean?
7.5% loss of fuel economy between best and worst class for a
full set of tyres fitted to an average car. Much more for
30% shorter braking distance between
best and worst class for a full set of tyres fitted to an average
Eg 18 m shorter when braking from 50 mph.
3 black bars: meets current EU limit
2 black bars: meets future EU limit
1 black bar: at least 3 dB below the future EU limit
For more about the regulations please
When does the regulation come into force?
- Manufacturers and importers will have to provide information
regarding the performance of tyres they supply in the EU that were
manufactured from 1st July 2012.
- From 1st November 2012 retailers in the EU will have to provide
consumers with information regarding the performance of tyres
offered for sale that were manufactured from 1st July 2012. (Date
of production code 2712 or greater).
On the right is an example of what the Maxxis label will look
What Information Should Maxxis Distributors
Give to the Consumers?
- Must ensure that tyres, at the point of sale, bear the sticker
or have a label in their close proximity which is shown to the
end-user before the sale.
- Must give the information during the purchase process if the
tyres offered for sale are not visible to the end-user (for
passenger and light commercial vehicles tyres)
- Must give the information on or with the invoices/bill (for
passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and truck/bus tyres)