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Agreement reached on EU Tyre Labelling Regulation changes

Agreement reached on EU Tyre Labelling Regulation changes

15th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Proposed changes to the EU Tyre Labelling Regulation came a step closer to becoming reality on Wednesday when the European Parliament, Council and Commission reached a political agreement on the matter. The text of the Regulation now awaits formal approval by the European Parliament and the Council. Once both endorse the updated Regulation in the […]

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Michelin: Wet grip testing at 1.6mm will provide greater transparency

Michelin: Wet grip testing at 1.6mm will provide greater transparency

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The debate over how much tread depth is sufficient and recommendable has been going on for years. While some tyre makers and motoring groups support changing the legal minimum tread depth to 3mm as a move towards greater peace of mind, Michelin has been a vocal advocate of not only keeping 1.6mm the legal minimum but of actually using tyres right down to this tread depth. It is also one of a growing number of parties calling for legislation that informs consumers how tyres perform when worn. Earlier this month, Michelin shared the latest developments in the quest for ‘Long Lasting Performance’.

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Nokian shares progress with rolling resistance reduction

7th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres says the rolling resistance of its tyres is now eight per cent lower on average than in 2013. It points out that this reduction is the equivalent of exhaust fumes from 65,000 cars.

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ETRMA targets early 2020 for new EU Tyre Labelling Regulation

ETRMA targets early 2020 for new EU Tyre Labelling Regulation

27th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) is ready to enter the final phase of the review on the 2009 EU Tyre Labelling Regulation, following the outcome of the European Parliament plenary vote to replace the existing regulation. The association said that “an improved Regulation” could be adopted in early 2020, should the new European Parliament move the file into trilogues in the second half of 2019. ETRMA added that it is pleased with the commitment and efforts by the European Institutions to pursue a new Tyre Labelling Regulation, as it “increases consumer awareness of the label and strengthens market surveillance and enforcement in EU Member States.”

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DfT ‘intends’ to retain EU tyre labelling regulation post-Brexit

DfT ‘intends’ to retain EU tyre labelling regulation post-Brexit

20th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Industry Federation (TIF) has announced that it understands the Department for Transport (DfT) intends to retain alignment with future evolutions of the EU tyre labelling regulations in the UK, at least as far as the label itself is concerned. The rationale is to ensure a smoothly working market for tyres, the TIF adds.

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ETRMA study: Rescaling of tyre label would be premature

ETRMA study: Rescaling of tyre label would be premature

24th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The Market Surveillance Action on Tyres 2015 (MSTyr15) project may claim success in its aim of ensuring the enforcement of tyre labelling regulations, yet enforcement is only effective if end consumers actually consider label results when buying tyres. A report funded by the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) suggests they aren’t, and the association wants this considered during the European Commission’s current review of tyre label regulation (1222/2009).

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Mislabelled tyres sold in the UK

Mislabelled tyres sold in the UK

20th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK didn’t participate in the MSTyre15 project, yet we’ve gained a better understanding of tyre labelling non-compliance here thanks to freedom of information (FOI) requests made by Unite, the trade union representing many employed within the automotive sector in Britain and Ireland. In separate FOI responses, it was confirmed to Unite that no legislation exists to enforce Regulation (EC) No. 1222/2009 and that mislabelled tyres have been sold in the UK.

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MSTyr15: Improving awareness of tyre labelling

MSTyr15: Improving awareness of tyre labelling

20th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The coordinator of the Market Surveillance Action on Tyres 2015 (MSTyr15) project claims success in its goal of ensuring that Regulation (EC) No. 1222/2009 on the labelling of tyres is effectively enforced. In a statement, PROSAFE (Product Safety Forum of Europe) has shared details of the 28-month project.

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Chip off the old block: latest Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue extends tyre label mastery

Chip off the old block: latest Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue extends tyre label mastery

21st July 2017 | 0 Comments

A new generation of the tyre Pirelli calls its “ambassador for sustainability” has been introduced, and like its predecessor it is a tyre of superlatives. This latest Cinturato P7 Blue takes over from a range that, when launched in 2012, was hailed as the first tyre to score a ‘AA’ European tyre label rating for wet grip and fuel efficiency in certain sizes. In its 2017 incarnation, Pirelli credits the Cinturato P7 Blue as being the tyre with the “greatest number” of ‘AA’ rated sizes in the world.”

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Falken Ecorun A-A tyre to extend range, efficiency of hybrids with Toyota partnership

Falken Ecorun A-A tyre to extend range, efficiency of hybrids with Toyota partnership

8th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Falken has launched its new Ecorun A-A, a new summer tyre with optimised rolling resistance. The tyre offers fuel-saving design features and good braking distance in wet conditions – its name is derived from its double-A rating on the EU tyre label, having achieved class topping fuel efficiency and wet grip. Falken will roll out the tyre with an exclusive Toyota Germany partnership in April.

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New High Load Goodyear Fuelmax T size to increase payload

New High Load Goodyear Fuelmax T size to increase payload

5th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has announced the introduction of a new High Load version of its Fuelmax T trailer tyre. The HL 385/65R22.5 Fuelmax T is engineered for axle loads of up to 10 tonnes, meeting the increasing demand for such tyres as more European countries adopt higher vehicle weights. Like two other sizes of the trailer tyre, the new size achieves the highest A grade in fuel efficiency on the EU tyre label.

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Goodyear highlights effects of truck tyre choice on CO2 emissions

Goodyear highlights effects of truck tyre choice on CO2 emissions

2nd June 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has added its voice to the debate on the integrated efforts to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the transport industry. The tyre manufacturer points out the effect that recent truck tyre developments have had on significantly reducing CO2 emissions made by commercial vehicles. It also highlights the effectiveness of the EU tyre label in achieving CO2 reduction across the transport industry.

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NMRO, Regulatory Delivery and the changing face of tyre labelling enforcement in the UK

15th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Believe it or not, the history of the body responsible for enforcing tyre labelling legislation in the UK goes back to the Magna Carta. Nowadays, they are known as National Measurement and Regulation Office or NMRO and form part of the government Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)’s “Regulatory Delivery” organisation. However, there is quite a lot more to it than that.

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EU tyre label under scrutiny – authorities begin 24-month project

EU tyre label under scrutiny – authorities begin 24-month project

8th April 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the chief criticisms of the European tyre label since its introduction in November 2012 is the absence of effective third-party control; abuse is inevitable in a system that allows tyre manufacturers to evaluate their own products. The Market Surveillance Action on Tyres 2015 (MSTYR15), a project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon2020 programme and coordinated by the Product Safety Forum of Europe (PROSAFE), aims to bring accountability into tyre labelling.

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Cooper launches A-rated Zeon CS8

8th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe has launched the Cooper Zeon CS8 – a high performance passenger car tyre, which ‘A’ grade wet grip and is also said to perform in terms of fuel efficiency and handling. Brand ambassador and Formula 1 driver, David Coulthard, evaluated the Cooper Zeon CS8 and provided feedback to Cooper’s product development team.

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