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EU tire label: Fuel efficiency

Fuel Efficiency

Tires can account for up to 30% of your truck’s fuel consumption. Choosing tires with a good fuel efficiency rating will lower your vehicle’s running costs and reduce emissions.

How is fuel efficiency rated?

Fuel efficiency is rated from A to G on a color-coded scale.
A (green) = highest fuel efficiency rating
F (red) = lowest fuel efficiency rating

Rating G is not used.

What makes a tire fuel-efficient?

Most gains in fuel efficiency are obtained from the crown area of the tire, which contributes about 75% of tire rolling resistance. Factors that influence rolling resistance include the tire weight, tread compound, belt package and tread depth.

What the ratings mean

The difference between an A rating and an F rating could mean a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 15%.

At an average fuel price of €1.50 per liter, choosing an A-rated tire over an F-rated tire can save an operator €7000 per year.*

Don’t forget, you’ll also be reducing your environmental impact!

What else influences fuel efficiency?

For improved fuel efficiency, make sure your tires are correctly inflated. Using the recommended pressure ensures that the tread area deforms just enough to carry the load. Load weight and wheel alignment also have an impact, as does your personal driving style. “Eco-driving” can significantly reduce fuel consumption.

Download our fuel economy brochure for more tips and advice on lowering your fuel consumption.

*The calculation is based on the following assumption: Average fuel consumption of vehicle 32.3l/100km → 323l/1000km → 14.7% potential savings = 47.5l less fuel consumption per 1000 km → fuel price 1.50 EUR/liter = 71.25 EUR/1000km → 100,000 km mileage/year = 7,125 EUR savings/year.

Label values shown are for illustrative purposes only. Values for a certain tire line/size may vary.