1. Introduction to the businesses
  2. Energy saving in buildings
  3. Countermeasures 
against climate change
  4. Energy saving 
in transportation
    1. Tyre fuel efficiency and labeling program
    2. Fuel efficiency grade indication system
    3. Average energy consumption efficiency system
  5. New? renewable 
energy
  6. Inspection of heat-using machines and equipment
  7. Energy Audit
  8. Energy Service Company (ESCO)
  9. Support in the form of funds and tax incentives
  10. Integrated Energy Supply (IES)
  11. Consultation for Energy Use plan
  12. Efficiency management system
  13. bottom
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Tyre fuel efficiency and labeling program

As from 1 December 2012 consumers will know quickly which tyres will help them saving fuel
: A new easy-to-read label ranks tyres on a scale from 5 (bad) to 1(best).
Two parameters are evaluated: Rolling resistance, wet grip.
Red 5 is the worst class; Green 1 is the best class.
The two parameters:

Rolling resistance
is related to the fuel consumption. By reducing rolling resistance, the tyre consumes less petrol.
Wet grip
is one of the most important safety characteristics of a tyre. Tyres with very good wet grip have a shorter braking distance when it rains.
Which tyres fall under the regulation?
The regulation applies to almost all tyres for four-wheel vehicles (passenger cars, light commercial vehicles). However, It does not cover re-treaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, temporary-use spare tyres, studded tyres,snow tyres. tyres used only for racing, tyres whose speed rating is less than 80 km/h, tyres to be fitted only on vehicles registered for the first time before 1 October 1990 and tyres whose nominal diameter is smaller than 254 mm or bigger than 635 mm.