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Goodyear showcases its first AA-graded tyre

Goodyear has revealed its first AA-labelled tyres in Europe, under the brand name EfficientGrip AA Edition. The concept tyre, developed in four sizes, achieves new standards, delivering some of the best wet grip and rolling resistance a tyre can offer today.

EfficientGrip AA Edition will primarily be used as a base for further R&D development of high label grade tyres to be introduced in the near future, as well as a demonstration tyre at events.

The EfficientGrip AA Edition is a major jump in technology, delivering tyres that get top marks on safety and environmental-related parameters as set out by the European tyre label regulation, which goes into voluntary implementation today. The European tyre label is similar to existing energy efficiency labels (such as on household appliances) with A being the highest performing tyre in its category and G the least performing.

The concept tyre was built using proprietary technology developed by Goodyear at its Innovation Centre in Luxembourg. This included the development of new compound technology, an improved tread structure and even an adapted manufacturing technique.  Details of the technology remain confidential.