The new label includes a classification for rolling resistance, wet grip and external rolling noise.
There new labels will start gradually appearing on truck (and bus) tyres. A revised version of the EU tyre label will be in effect on May 1, 2021 onwards. The new EU tyre label requirement will bring changes in the actual content of the label as well as how it must be displayed. The label renewal aims to make the choice for safer, eco-friendlier and fuel-efficient tyres even easier.
With the upcoming change, the use of the physical label on tyre tread surface will be widened to also include truck and bus tyres, where until now it has been required to show label grades only in marketing materials and technical specifications. The classes in wet grip and fuel efficiency are renewed to be like those of other household appliances. The labels will include a scale from A to E. In addition, there is a new way of marking noise class with letters from A to C, and the decibel level must also be mentioned.
Tyres approved for severe snow conditions (3PMSF) can include information on snow grip whereas the ice grip marking used with passenger car tyres, is not applicable for truck and bus tyres. The new label includes a QR code that can be scanned to see more information on the tyre in EPREL, European Product Registry for Energy Labelling. In the future, the tyre labels will be expanded further, as they will also report abrasion, or tyre wear, and mileage or the tyre’s service life on the road. The decision has already been made but confirming the test methods will take years. Source