By Denna Bowman
A new, consumer-friendly replacement tyres label has been proposed by the US Department of Transport for the domestic market, according to Docuticker.
The labels would include information for the first time about the tyres impact on fuel economy and CO2 emissions, says the report on the website which offers daily updates of new reports from government agencies, NGO’s, think tanks, and other groups.
Tyres with lower rolling resistance – and proper inflation pressure – can contribute to improved fuel economy.
In addition to the new fuel efficiency ratings, the proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also would provide consumers with two other key pieces of tyre performance information – wet weather traction and tread wear.
All three ratings would be prominently displayed on a removable label attached to the replacement tyre at the point of sale.
The new, three-tiered ratings also will appear on safecar.gov to help consumers compare ratings as they shop for new tyres.