Tyres account for 20–30 per cent of a vehicle's fuel consumption and it is estimated that the most energy-efficient tyres reduce consumption by up to 10 per cent. The obligatory energy labelling of tyres for private cars, lorries and buses entered into force on 1 November 2012, and the labelling indicates the tyres' energy-efficiency, their grip in wet weather conditions and the amount of noise they produce.At EU-level, the energy labelling is expected to reduce the total fuel consumption of vehicles by 5 per cent, in the long term.  Lower fuel consumption also means lower carbon dioxide emissions.

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