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Fuel efficiency and rolling resistance

Rolling resistance influences as much as 30% of a commercial vehicle’s fuel consumption. With lower rolling resistance, tires use less fuel and emit fewer emissions.

Fuel efficiency is rated from A (most fuel-efficient category) to F (least fuel-efficient category). Category G is not used for commercial vehicles.


There is up to 15% difference in fuel efficiency between new A-rated tires and F-rated tires. That translates to savings of more than €7000 over the lifetime of the tires.* By choosing fuel-efficient tires, you’ll also be reducing harmful emissions.

Other factors that affect fuel consumption

For optimal fuel efficiency, make sure your tires are correctly inflated. Using the recommended pressure ensures that the tread area deforms just enough to carry the load. Load weight and wheel alignment also play their part, as does your personal driving style. “Eco-driving” can significantly reduce fuel consumption.

*The calculation is based on the following assumption: Average fuel consumption of vehicle 32.3l/100km → 323l/1000km →14.7% potential savings = 47.5l less fuel consumption per 1000 km → fuel price 1.50 EUR/liter = 71.25 EUR/1000km → 100,000 km mileage/year = 7,125 EUR savings/year.

Label values shown are for illustrative purposes only. Values for a certain tire line/size may vary.