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Regulation (EU) 2020/740 on the labelling of tyres amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009

12 August 2020

Amends/Commences: New piece that also amends the following 2 pieces:
1.    Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 setting a framework for energy labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU
2.    European Union (Labelling of Tyres) (Fuel Efficiency) Regulations 2012

Revokes: Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other essential parameters

Comes into force: 1st of August 2020

Jurisdiction: EU

From the 1st August 2020 tyre types C1 tyres (tyres for cars), C2 tyres (tyres for vans) and C3 tyres (tyres for heavy duty vehicles), must be labelled with:

  • a fuel efficiency class;
  • wet grip class;
  • external rolling noise classes;
  • if the tyre is snow grip certified; and
  • if the tyre is ice grip certified.

This informs buyers on the relevant information needed for their purchase decision.   

These tyre labels should be labelled clearly on each tyre or batch of tyres sold, or provided to the customer when purchasing the tyres or purchasing tyres that come with a vehicle.

Some groups of tyres are excluded from these regulations, including spare tyres, some secondhand tyres, Tyres with a speed rating of less than 80 km/h and Off-road professional tyres.

For more information click here.