Information on tyre fuel efficiency, braking capacity and noise levels

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) 2020/740 on the labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other parameters

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

The regulation:

Tyre suppliers must:

Tyre distributors must:

Suppliers and distributors of new vehicles must provide customers with the tyre label, product information sheet and any relevant technical promotional material before a purchase is made.

Internet service providers must ensure that suppliers selling tyres on their sites display the necessary label as well as the information sheet.

National authorities must:

The European Commission:

Repeal

Regulation (EU) 2020/740 repeals the tyre-labelling Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009 (see summary).

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It applies from 1 May 2021.

BACKGROUND

The tyre-labelling system aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and noise pollution and improve road safety. Tyres account for 20-30% of a vehicle’s fuel consumption. Reducing their rolling resistance helps cut emissions and increase savings for drivers through lower fuel consumption.

For more information, see:

KEY TERMS

End-user: an individual consumer, fleet manager or road transport company.
Retread: a reconditioned tyre where the worn tread is replaced with new material.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) 2020/740 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 2020 on the labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other parameters, amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009 (OJ L 177, 5.6.2020, pp. 1-31)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EU) 2020/740 have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on market surveillance and compliance of products and amending Directive 2004/42/EC and Regulations (EC) No 765/2008 and (EU) No 305/2011 (OJ L 169, 25.6.2019, pp. 1-44)

Regulation (EU) 2018/858 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles, amending Regulations (EC) No 715/2007 and (EC) No 595/2009 and repealing Directive 2007/46/EC (OJ L 151, 14.6.2018, pp. 1-218)

Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2017 setting a framework for energy labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU (OJ L 198, 28.7.2017, pp. 1-23)

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 (OJ L 342, 22.12.2009, pp. 46-58)

See consolidated version.

Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning type-approval requirements for the general safety of motor vehicles, their trailers and systems, components and separate technical units intended therefor (OJ L 200, 31.7.2009, pp. 1-24)

See consolidated version.

last update 02.12.2020