”The new tyre label helps the Green Deal objective to involve and benefit consumers in the climate transition as it allows consumers to make informed choices while at the same time contributing towards safer and cleaner road transport”, said Henna Virkkunen MEP, who is responsible for the tyre labelling law, ahead of the approval in the European Parliament.
Reducing rolling resistance of tyres helps to lower emissions from cars while providing cost savings to consumers thanks to lower fuel consumption.
“The updated tyre label is a simple but efficient tool which will give consumers clear, relevant and comparable information on all essential tyre parameters”, said Virkkunen.
"Not only will the climate benefit from the new tyre labelling, it will also have broader benefits for the environment in the future", Virkkunen underlined.
“The unintentional release of particles from tyres accounts for the majority of microplastics released into the environment. The new rules address this pressing issue by including parameters of mileage and abrasion as soon as suitable testing methods become available”, she concluded.
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