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Rolling resistance refers to the energy consumed in the deformation that takes place when the tyre grips the road. Rolling resistance affects fuel consumption, thereby also affecting carbon dioxide emissions. Rolling resistance accounts for approximately 20 percent of the vehicle's fuel consumpt…

Wet grip refers to the tyre's ability to retain its grip on wet surfaces. In practice, the concept of wet grip is closely related to factors such as a short braking distance on wet surfaces, better handling characteristics, or a more stable driving response in wet conditions.

Wet grip is an essential safety factor, particularly in summer tyres. It communicates the tyre's maneuverability on wet roads. EU tyre label states the tyre's braking distance on wet asphalt from an initial speed of 80 km/h.