Summer tyre list ‘De Nieuwe Band’ (The New Tyre)
Clarification about the set-up of this list.
Label Is this ‘Safe, Fuel-efficient and Silent’?
What does is it mean?
Green Yes Wet grip index: meets future EU-standards for A, B and C labels for wet grip
Rolling resistance coefficient: meets future EU-standards for A, B and C labels for rolling resistance coefficient Rolling sound emission: meets future EU-standard for rolling sound
Yellow Secondary choice Wet grip index: meets future EU-standard for E label for wet grip
Rolling resistance coefficient: meets future EU-standards for E and F labels for rolling resistance coefficient Rolling sound emission: meets current EU-standard for rolling sound
Red No Wet grip index: does not meet future EU-standards for wet grip
Rolling resistance coefficient: fails to meet future EU-standards for rolling resistance coefficient
Rolling sound emission: fails to meet current EU-standard for rolling sound emission (not mandatory)
Label Wet grip index [%] Rolling resistance coefficient [‰]
Rolling sound emission [dB(A)], per section width category
185 195, 205, 215 225, 235, 245
Green 125 9 70 71 71
Yellow 110 12 74 75 76
Red < 110 > 12 > 74 > 75 > 76
Summer tyre list
All measured tyres are listed below.
Brand Type Wet
grip index [%] Rolling resistance coefficient [‰] Rolling sound emission [dB(A)] section width 185 Rolling sound emission [dB(A)] section width 195, 205, 215 Rolling sound emission [dB(A)] section width 225, 235, 245
Bridgestone B-250 119 9,2 72 73 Not available
Bridgestone Turanza ER300 133 9,1 72 71 71
Continental ContiEcoContact 3 136 9,3 70 71 Not available
Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 137 9,8 71 72 73
Continental Sport Contact 2 134 9,4 Not available 71 74
Dunlop SP30 125 10,0 70 72 Not available
Dunlop SP Sport 01 126 9,7 71 71 71
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 114 10,6 Not available 70 72
Falken Ziex ZE912 118 10,9 69 70 72
Firestone Firehawk TZ200 Fuel Saver
117 11,4 71 70 73
Firestone Multihawk 121 8,7 72 72 Not available
Fulda EcoControl 124 8,8 72 70 Not available
Fulda Carat Progresso 122 9,7 72 71 Not available
Fulda Caret Exelero 126 10,1 Not available 70 72
Goodyear DuraGrip 122 9,0 71 71 Not available
Goodyear Eagle NCT5 118 8,3 71 71 73
Goodyear GT3 125 8,9 70 70 Not available
Goodyear OptiGrip 124 9,6 Not available 73 73
Hankook Optimo K406 114 10,2 71 73 72
Hankook Optimo K415 106 10,4 71 70 Not available
Hankook Optimo K715 119 10,2 72 71 Not available
Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 119 10,1 Not available 71 71
Hankook Ventus Sport K104 102 12,1 Not available 71 73
Interstate Sport IXT-1 103 10,5 Not available 69 71
Interstate Touring IST-1 110 8,8 69 70 Not available
Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 124 9,3 Not available 70 72
Michelin Energy Saver 117 8,4 71 73 Not available
Michelin Primacy HP 118 9,4 Not available 71 72
Pirelli Cinturato P4 131 9,8 73 70 Not available
Pirelli Cinturato P6 129 10,2 71 70 Not available
Pirelli P6000 126 9,7 71 70 71
Pirelli Pzero Nero 118 11,1 Not available 70 72
Semperit Comfort-Life 125 9,5 72 73 Not available
Semperit Speed-Confort 116 9,1 72 71 Not available
Semperit Speed-Life 126 9,5 Not available 70 72
Toyo Proxes CF1 125 10,4 71 71 73
Uniroyal Rallye 550 127 9,5 71 70 72
Uniroyal Rallye 680 125 9,4 73 73 Not available
Uniroyal RainSport 2 124 10,3 Not available 71 71
Viking Protech II 124 9,8 70 70 71
Vredestein Hi-Trac 131 9,9 74 74 Not available
Vredestein T- Trac Si 115 10,8 72 73 Not available
Vredestein Sporttrac 3 124 9,7 Not available 71 Not available
Yokohama C.drive 122 9,6 70 71 72
Yokohama AVS dB V500 125 9,9 70 69 Not available
‘Not available’ states Dutch market availability
Clarification to the tyres listed above:
• The tyre list ‘De Nieuwe Band’ (The New Tyre) has been developed by the Dutch government and contains information obtained from measurements that are executed in the Netherlands by the RDW (the road admission institute).
• The list of tyres has been developed to provide the Dutch consumer a clear insight into the three important qualifications of a tyre (safety, fuel efficiency and noise emission). This list is not comprehensive but offers the consumer the information on three important qualities for tyres at purchase.
• The list is not comprehensive and only shows a selection of currently available new tyres on the market. Tyres which are not listed have not been tested. This does not mean that non-listed tyres are inadequate on their qualities of safety, fuel efficiency and noise emission.
• The procedure for testing (see below) noise emission is based on legal regulations. Regarding safety and fuel efficiency no legal regulations have been issued yet. In these cases the test procedure is anticipating on the to be expected future regulations
• The tyres of a certain brand and type are tested and classified based on the width of the tyre (clusters of tyres - see below). This has been done to prevent that every tyre has to be measured. The values of measurement are used to classify the tyre in several sizes at the same time.
• The list of tyres gets updated regular. If the tyre is in focus of the program, interested parties can sign up and the tyre will be included in the next measurement series. It is not possible to cover all the available new tyres on the market. Therefore the list will always display only a selection. This selection has been made because too many tyres are available on the market. The selection of individual brands is made based on the amount of factors (see below).
• Interested parties can have their tyres tested by the RDW after consultation with SenterNovem. Then the proper test procedure, approved by the government, has to be used and a test report is produced by the RDW. This report includes a description of the test procedure and results. Then the test results will be admitted to the list of tyres.
• The Dutch government developed ‘Duurzaam inkopen1’-criteria which are partly based on the list of tyres.
The (oncoming) European Tyre Directive defines the test procedures. For rolling sound emission the procedure is written down in the annex V of the current European Tyre
Directive, 92/23/EEG, that was amended in Directive 2005/11/EG. The procedures for testing the wet grip index and the rolling resistance coefficient will be defined in the coming
European Tyre Directive and based on the defined test procedures for wet grip in UN ECE-R117, Annex 5 and for rolling resistant coefficient in ISO 18164: 2005.
The current European Tyre Directive depicts the standards for rolling sound emission. These standards are not very strict. Almost all the tyres meet these standards easily. In the coming European Tyre Directive the standards for rolling sound emission will be raised. In this Directive also standards for wet grip (grip of the tyre on a wet surface) and rolling resistance will be introduced, partly to prevent negative trade offs regarding other important
qualifications of a tyre. The Directive has not been decreed yet. The standards however will most probably meet the following figures for passenger cars:
Silent: rolling sound emission
The coming rolling sound emission standards for tyres per width range are listed in the table below.
Width of the tyre: 185 195, 205, 215 225, 235, 245
Limit rolling sound emission: 70 dB(A) 71 dB(A) 71 dB(A) Safe: wet grip
The so called ‘wet grip index’ is the way in which the standard for wet grip is represented. This index indicates how the tyre performs in comparison with an accurately defined
reference tyre (called SRTT, Standard Reference Test Tyre). The wet grip index has to be at least at a level of 110%.
Fuel efficient: rolling resistance
The rolling resistance coefficient is the way the standard for rolling resistance is represented. The coefficient indicates what the connection is between the weight the tyre has to carry and
‘Duurzaam Inkopen’ is the Sustainable Procurement programme of the Dutch government. The Dutch
government, together with regional and local authorities, wants to stimulate the market for sustainable products. The Sustainable Public Procurement Programme is designed to encourage government authorities to take heed of environmental and social aspects when procuring products and services.
the power that is needed to keep the tyre rolling with this weight. The rolling resistance coefficient must not exceed 0.12 promil (‰), also expressed in kg/t.
Clusters of tyres
The (oncoming) European Tyre Directive sets out the standards and procedures for testing tyres. Every (brand and type of) tyre is available in a wide range of widths. Variations in width might lead to minor variations in performance. It is not possible to cover all the
available new tyres on the market. Therefore the list will always display only a selection. This selection has been made because too many tyres are available on the market. The basic
principle was that the test results have to make sure that a good comparison can be made between different kinds of tyres.
Wet grip and rolling resistance are more or less influenced by all the tyre aspects. In general it cannot be said that one aspect is the most prominent. That is the reason why we have chosen that, for rolling resistance and wet grip, only one test is carried out in a preference width. For one type of tyre the rolling resistance and the wet grip were tested in the same preference size. Also rolling sound emission is more or less influenced by all the tyre aspects, but there is one tyre aspect that is more prominent than the rest, that is to say the width. This is why a
different test procedure is chosen for rolling sound emission. For every width three clusters were assigned and per cluster the preference sizes were determined. For the middle category the same preference sizes are used as for rolling resistance and wet grip.
The list of tyres
The list of tyres gives an overview of all brands and types of tyres that have been tested. Per brand and type there is only one value for wet grip index and one for the rolling resistance coefficient and three values for rolling sound emission. The value for rolling sound emission is dependent on the width of the tyre and is categorised in three clusters:
• Tyres with a width up to 185 mm
• Tyres with a width of 195, 205 or 215 mm • Tyres with a width of 225, 235 or 245 mm.
Some tyres on the market exceed a 245 mm width. These kind of tyres are not taken into account due to their small market share. A blanc in the list means that tyres of this particular width are not (yet) available.
Factors on which the selection of the brand - type of a tyre is based
In the selection of the brands - types the following factors are taken into account. 1. The focus is on the commonly purchased new tyres, covering the biggest share of the
market and is therefore commonly available. If the manufacturer’s supply programme states that the tyres are mainly available in the “sportive” sizes, tyres exceeding a 245 mm width or extremely flat tyres with a low height-width relation of less than 45 mm are left out of the test procedures.
2. The aim is to cover the complete supply programme of A brands (popular brands) of the tyre manufacturers and importers. Newly introduced A-brands will be tested in the very next round of testing (in focus of the programme).
3. The aim is to also cover a significant share of the most popular B brands. The selection of these tyres is more subjective and is fed by requests from tyre manufacturers and importers, sales figures, test reports by third parties, to be expected good performances, etc.