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Lapponia W-SUV 225/70 R16 103H DOT 2013

EU tire label

From November 1, 2012, the European Tire Labeling Regulation, or EU tire label for short, will apply to all tires produced after June 30, 2012.

The Tire Labeling Ordinance defines the information requirements on fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise of tires. The aim is more safety, environmental protection and economy in road traffic by promoting fuel-saving, safe and quiet tires. The label enables the consumer to obtain broader information before buying a tire and to include these criteria in his purchase decision in addition to those of other tire tests.


Fuel efficiency

Classes from G (least efficient) to A (greatest efficiency)

The fuel saving basically depends on the vehicle and the driving conditions. If the vehicle is fully equipped with class A tires compared to class G, a reduction in consumption of up to 7.5% * is possible. In the case of commercial vehicles, it can even be higher.

Example (car tires):

Source: European Commission Impact Assessment SEC (2008) 2860
* if measurements were carried out in accordance with the test methods specified in Regulation 1222/2009 / EC


Wet grip

Classes from F (longest braking distance) to A (shortest braking distance)

Here, too, the efficiency basically depends on the vehicle and the driving conditions. In the event of emergency braking, the braking distance can be reduced by up to 30% if the vehicle is fully equipped with class A tires, in contrast to class G tires. For a "normal" car with a speed of 80 km / h, the braking distance can be up to 18 m shorter *.

Example (car tires):

* on an average grippy road surface


External rolling noise

The value of the external rolling noise of the tire is given in decibels.

Every additional black stripe in the pictogram means an increase in the external rolling noise.

The pictogram with three black stripes means that the external rolling noise of the tire complies with the EU limit values ​​applicable until 2016.

Two black stripes indicate that the external rolling noise of the tire corresponds to the EU limit values ​​applicable from 2016 or is up to 3 dB lower.

A black stripe indicates that the external rolling noise of the tire falls below the EU limit values ​​that will apply from 2016 by more than 3 dB.

It should be noted that the external rolling noise of the tire does not always correlate with the noise in the vehicle interior.

Source: wdk trade association of the German rubber industry e.V.