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, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.