Since 2012 tires used on roads in Europe have been subject to EU tire labelling regulations. Tire labelling allows end users to make informed choices about the environmental impact and economical efficiency of road transport in Europe.
As of 1st May 2021 a further update of tire labelling regulations has taken effect.
The regulation (EU) 2020/740 requires that the new tire label information is available to the consumer at the point of sale. As a market leader in Europe, STARCO conforms to these new regulations which means that STARCO provides new tire labels for all tires and assemblies supplied for both OEM and Aftermarket. The regulation applies to every product manufactured from 1st May 2021. Tires manufactured before this date may still be delivered with the old label.
What information can you get from the tire label?
- Rolling resistance
- Wet grip
- Noise performance
- Ice grip (if applicable)
- Use in severe snow conditions (if applicable)
- Manufacturer and tire information
- A QR code to reference product database (EPREL)
Rolling resistance and wet grip
Rolling resistance and wet grip are now expressed in 5 classes from A (the most efficient) to E (the least efficient). Noise labelling is represented by decibel level and A, B, C ratings. New pictograms highlight whether tires can be used in severe ice and snow conditions. Supplier name, size, tire class and type identifier (internal code) are now also required on labels. The QR code refers to tires registered in the product database.
The regulation affects the following tire categories: C1 (Passenger car) , C2 (Light commercial) and C3 (Commercial truck and bus).