EU announced in 2009 the introduction of tyre labelling requirements with regard to the display of information on the fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise of tyres. (Regulation 1222/2009 with amendments EC/228/2011 and EC/1235/2011)
Its aim is to increase the safety and the environmental and economic efficiency of road transport in Europe. The labelling will allow end-users to make more informed choices when purchasing tyres.
The regulation affects the following tyres categories:
C1,(Passenger car) , C2 (Light commercial) and C3 (Commercial truck and bus)
The labelling regulation comes into effect from 1 November 2012, when all C1, C2 or C3 that are displayed at any point of sale will have the new label information visible.
For passenger car & light commercial vehicle tyres, the information will be available on a sticker on the tyre, while if a C3 tyre is displayed, the information must be shown on a label attached to the tyre.
Secondly the label information will be visible on technical promotional literature such as catalogues, leaflets or product websites.