FAQ - Energy label for tyres



Energy label for tyres

Purpose

What is the energy label for tyres?

What are the effects of the energy label for tyres?

What is the label's potential for reducing fuel consumption?

What is the label’s potential for reducing road traffic noise?

Legal aspects

What is the legal basis for the energy label for tyres?

When did the energy label for tyres become mandatory in Switzerland?

Where does the energy label for tyres have to be displayed?

Do a tyre’s properties have to be indicated in lists and publicity material?

Does the energy label for tyres also have to be displayed on the tyres on new vehicles?

For which tyres does the label not apply?

What does the label look like?

Does the information on the label have to be provided together with the sales receipt?

Measurement criteria and implementation

How is a tyre’s rolling resistance measured?

How is wet traction measured?

How is external rolling noise measured?

How are the categories for rolling resistance specified?

How are the categories for wet traction specified?

How are the categories for external rolling noise specified?

How can tyres be compared with one another? Is there a corresponding list?

What are the main points to bear in mind with respect to noise reduction?

What are the main points to bear in mind with respect to safety?

What are the main points to bear in mind with respect to energy efficiency?

Technical aspects relating to energy, noise and safety

Are "better" tyres safe?

What are the main characteristics of quiet tyres?

Are "better" tyres more expensive to buy?

Can summer tyres also be used in the winter?

Are all-season tyres an alternative to winter tyres?

Is the use of winter tyres mandatory in Switzerland?

Is it OK to use winter tyres in the summer that are nearing the end of their service life?

What are the effects of a tyre's tread depth?

What is the correct tyre pressure?

What are the consequences of low tyre pressure?

What role do (external) temperatures play?

What role does the vehicle’s load play?


Last modification 08.12.2020

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