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Energy saver tires: how much can you save?


Use for your own car energy saver tires saves fuel. If you add to this savings that obtainable with the so-called eco-driving style, the ecological driving style, here is that the cost of petrol and diesel is reduced a little. With advantages for the wallet and for the quality of the air we all breathe.

But how to choose the energy saver tires? Well, fortunately this has become easy since there is also an energy label for car tires. From 1 November 2012 all types of tires intended for passenger cars and light and heavy commercial vehicles produced after 1 July 2012 are subject to labeling (based on the provisions of EU Regulation 1222/2009).

The fuel economy classification of energy saver tires, or energy saving, is between A and G on a color-coded scale: A (green) is the highest fuel economy class. According to data from the International Energy Agency (IEA), some of these products have a resistance value up to 30% lower than the products marketed in the 1980s, while the gap between the best and the least performing items is such that to which the former give a resistance equal to half the latter.

In addition to the energy saver tires, it is possible to obtain further fuel savings with an automatic control of the optimum pressure through tire pressure monitoring systems, which through sensors installed on the tire detect the pressure and temperature values ​​and communicate them to the driver. It is estimated that the use of low-resistance tires, together with greater attention to tire pressure, can reduce the consumption of heavy road vehicles by up to 4%.

We then talked about eco-driving: a virtuous vehicle driving technique that reduces energy consumption, pollutant emissions and increases safety behind the wheel. The eco-driving style can be adopted by everyone, but there are training courses for ecological and safe driving dedicated to local public transport drivers.

Eco-driving courses for LPT drivers provide for the installation on board vehicles of equipment that allows you to monitor the main parameters: instant and average fuel consumption, instant and average speed, accelerations, CO2 emissions and more. At the end of the course an evaluation of the results obtained in terms of fuel economy is made. According to the data collected, the initiatives that involved some national companies have allowed an annual fuel saving of 5-15 percent.

Good tires fromenergy saving they can also be found online at a great price, obviously excluding assembly. Here is for example a type of Michelin suitable for the VW Golf (205/55) and another type of a popular size:

Michelin energy saver 205/55 R 16

Michelin energy saver 195/65 R 15



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