Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Noise labelling for tyres

The European Parliament's industry committee have today voted to approve a scheme for labelling tyres so that consumers can clearly see the energy efficiency, safety and noise performance of tyres. The full article is on the EPUK Website.

While this is a welcome move, it remains to be seen how much influence noise labelling will have on consumer behaviour as most consumers will inevitably choose cost and safety in preference to noise. Additionally on March 12, MEP's decided to delay the introduction of quieter, more energy efficient tyres for up to 4 years, meaning that for the European fleet as a whole to have quieter, more energy efficient tyres it could take up to 14 years!

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