Fuel-Efficient Replacement Tire Study (Cancelled)
Important Notice: The Fuel-Efficient Replacement Tire Study contract has been cancelled. The information below is for historical purposes.
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle, contracted in March 2010 with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to research fuel-efficient replacement tires for passenger cars and light-duty trucks. This contract was originally approved by the California Integrated Waste Management Board, CalRecycle's predecessor, in October 2009, Agenda Item 7.
In a final report scheduled for September 2011, the energy commission will identify minimum standards that focus on technical feasibility and potential tradeoffs between:
- Cost effectiveness
- Rolling resistance
- Tire life
Once this Fuel-Efficient Tire Program is in place, the energy commission, in consultation with CalRecycle, will review and revise the program as often as every three years.
CEC describes potential environmental benefits and consumer savings.