may follow in the footsteps of the European Union, Japan and South Korea in
rating automobile tyres as per their fuel efficiency and rolling resistance.
move is in a wider effort to empower consumers and allow them to take informed
decisions about their purchases, the Petroleum Conservation Research
Association (PCRA) said Wednesday.
is in progress with a high-level government panel comprising officials from the
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry
of Road transport and Highways and automobile testing agencies exploring the
the last few years, India has taken several steps to promote efficient use of
fuel in the transport sector, with the most recent being rolling out of Bharat
Stage VI vehicles and a push towards adoption of electric mobility.
rationale for labelling tyres stems from an assessment of the role played by
tyres in the vehicle’s performance and the potential scaling up of the
contribution of this important component to automobile efficiency.
energy efficiency and subsequent reduction in greenhouse gases
can be achieved through the design and sale of more efficient tyres, without
sacrificing safety or other important design attributes.
tyres can lower gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every one pressure per square
inch (psi) drop in pressure of all four tyres.