The European tire industry has welcomed the 9 November European Parliament Plenary vote and the progress made towards delivering meaningful tire abrasion limits under the auspices of Euro 7.
“The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) is committed to setting tire abrasion limits that are global and based on a reliable and reproducible test method,” said Adam McCarthy, Secretary General of ETRMA.
ETRMA note that the position adopted by the European Parliament improves the European Commission’s proposal by extending the scope of tire abrasion limits to all tires and not just those fitted on Euro 7 vehicles. It also directly links Euro 7 to the work that is being done in the UNECE World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP. 29), which will set global rules regarding a test method and limits for tire abrasion.
The Parliament’s position sets targets for this work which the tire industry is committed to achieving by actively contributing to the work of the UN Taskforce on Tire Abrasion.
“Euro 7 will regulate tire abrasion for the first time, setting a milestone in greening mobility,” McCarthy concluded.
Tire abrasion will join tire performance characteristics that are already regulated in Europe; namely, rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise.