FAQ - Energy label for tyres

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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 and areas of application

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

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

What are the rules for the promotion or advertising of tyres?

What are the rules for the sale of tyres?

What are the rules for the promotion and sale of new vehicles?

What happens with tyres that still have the old label?

For which tyres does the label not apply?

What does the label look like?

What is the purpose of the QR code?

Measurement criteria and implementation

How is a tyre’s rolling resistance measured?

How is wet traction measured?

How is external rolling noise measured?

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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