Motorists can reduce their CO2 emissions in several ways. The right tyres influence efficiency, safety, and noise levels.
Different tyre types
With a wide variety of tyres to choose from, each with their own unique properties, the EU introduced a European Tyre Labelto help consumers choose (Source: Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB). All new tyres bear this label, which contains the following information:
Fuel efficiency: Class A denotes the best fuel economy and Class G the worst fuel economy.
The braking speed in wet conditions at a speed of 80 km/h: a Class A tyre has the shortest braking speed and is the safest option, while a Class G tyre has the longest braking speed.
The noise level of a tyre at a speed of 80 km/h.
What difference does having the right tyres make?
If all Dutch motorists swapped their conventional tyres for efficient ones, CO2 emissions would be reduced by 400 million kilos per year. This means one person with one car would reduce their CO2output by 54 kilos on average per year, which is the equivalent of 81 litres of fuel or €150 per year.
Visit your local repair shop or tyre expert for more information about the right tyres for your car.
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