A case study
For our example we’ll use a Nissan Qashqai Diesel, driving 30,000km per year (35% urban, 65% highway).
Fitted with old “F energy rated” tyres this car’s fuel consumption is 6.9 ltr/100kms.
If upgraded to “B energy rated” tyres- it would save €210 (€1.62/ltr) in fuel over the year, reducing the fuel consumption to 6.5ltr/100kms. That’s 130 litres of fuel!
This means a CO2 emissions reduction of 342Kg CO2.
To sequester that amount of extra CO2, you’d need to plant 12 trees every year. Not to mention the time and money it takes to fill up at the pumps.
We’re all trying to find ways to be more environmentally friendly, by upgrading to a better rated tyre you can not only do your bit and enjoy a safer drive, but save time and money too.
Tyre retailers are legally obliged to display labels for each tyre showing their various ratings, energy efficiency, safety, noise production etc. We’re always happy to go through it with you to find the best option for your budget.
At the time of publishing (Nov. 2021), TyreAware can offer a set of 4 new tyres with a “B energy rating” in tyre size 215/60 R17 from as low as €380, with a budget alternative for €320.
Call 087 3522920 to book or chat about your options.
TyreAware.org fuel savings calculator
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