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Quality performance criteria

3 - EU tire label testing

Introduced in 2012, the standardized EU tyre label provides measures for each tyre under  3 key performance criteria:

  • Fuel efficiency – The tyre’s rolling resistance, which has an impact on your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Rated from A (highest) to G (lowest).
  • Wet grip – The tyre’s braking ability on wet roads. Wet grip is rated from A (highest) to F (lowest).
  • External rolling noise - The external noise generated by the tyre, in decibels. The black sound waves indicate the noise class of the tyre, from 1 (quiet) to 3 (loud).

Find out more about the EU Tyre Label

50 - Fulda internal tests

All our new tyre designs go through no less than 50 performance tests , with our experts assessing them under criteria beyond the EU label including:

  • Wet and dry handling and braking
  • Mileage and durability
  • Internal noise
  • Aquaplaning – curved and straight
  • Traction
  • High-speed stability

Our winter season-specific tyres are also tested for factors including traction, handling and braking on ice and snow.

But for us – that’s not enough

At Fulda we believe that the EU Tyre Label helps consumers make an informed choice when purchasing new tyres. That’s why we worked together with EU officials on developing the label prior to its introduction.

We also value the input of independent testers and organizations and respect their honest appraisals of our products, again believing they help consumers make an informed choice. That’s why we publish test results alongside our tyre information in brochures and online.