The perfect balance of performance, fuel efficiency and mileage
The EcoControl HP tyre is a high performance summer tyre that combines excellent braking power with reduced fuel consumption.
Shorter dry braking
Shorter wet braking
Lower fuel consumption
Shorter dry braking. Enjoy confident control when it matters most. The EcoControl HP increases road contact under braking force, for dry braking that’s 3 meters shorter than competitors’ tyres*. The EcoControl HP gives you high performance handling and high mileage – without the high price tag. This fuel-efficient tire delivers superb braking ability on wet and dry roads.
Shorter wet braking. Braking distances in the wet are up to 2.9 metres shorter*, thanks to a full silica compound and biting edges that cut through the water layer beneath the contact patch. AquaFlow grooves quickly disperse water in heavy rain conditions.
High mileage. Benefit from long lasting performance. Hardwearing compounds and a harmonised poly-rib distribution ensure slow and even wear, giving you more mileage for your money.
Drive with peace of mind. The EcoControl HP is the ideal all-rounder for high performance vehicles. It delivers better overall results in wet handling, braking and fuel efficiency when compared to the average performance of competitor tyres tested.*
Lower fuel consumption. Lower your fuel costs and CO2 emissions. With its high performance construction and EcoTread design, the EcoControl HP needs less energy to roll. In independent tests, the EcoControl HP delivered 9% lower rolling resistance than competitors’ tyres.*
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.