31 Oct '12, 10am

Greener tyres could save £500 million in fuel: Fuel efficient tyres could help UK businesses save up to £500 mil...

Fuel efficient tyres could help UK businesses save up to £500 million per year, new research from the Energy Saving Trust (EST) suggests. EST’s study is released as new legislation comes into force tomorrow (November 1) which will require tyre makers to label their products with information on their performance in wet conditions. external noise and fuel efficiency. The tyres labels will feature a rating system from A to F (with A being the best for wet grip and A to G in the other categories. The difference between the best and worst tyres on the market in terms of efficiency can reduce vehicle fuel consumption by up to 7.5 per cent over the lifetime of the tyres. EST’s estimate of a £500 million saving for companies is based on the UK’s company vehicle fleet of 3.9 million. If the tyres on 50 per cent of them were changed from the least to the most efficient grade, UK com...

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