New EU label for tyres as of 1 May 2021
New criteria added
The European tyre label was introduced in 2012 and has now been improved. As of 1 May 2021, when the new label becomes mandatory, you will be able to make better choices based on heightened awareness and several new criteria: mileage, wear resistance and grip on snow and ice. Furthermore, from 1 May 2021, the tyre label will also apply to heavy commercial vehicles, which do not have a label at present.
From a visual perspective, you will be able to easily recognise the new version of the European tyre label. For instance, it is based on the EU energy label, which is used to assess a variety of electrical appliances. The original pictograms will be retained.
Improved energy efficiency
According to the Commission, the new rules will result in energy savings that are equivalent to 4 million fewer cars on the EU's roads. That's why Miguel Arias Cañete, EU commissioner for Energy and Climate Action, is delighted with this initiative: "Energy efficiency also applies to the way in which we drive. By switching to the most energy efficient tyres, European citizens and companies can significantly reduce their fuel consumption, while saving money and helping the environment. This is part of Europe's approach to genuine energy security and climate protection".
You don't have to do anything
The main advantage of the new label is that it allows you to select suitable tyres for your specific situation even faster and more efficiently than before. In addition, you do not have to do anything once the new legislation comes into effect. We will make sure that the information needed for our whole range is accurate and freely available.