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Old 01-04-2008, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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LRR (low rolling resistance) tires - Green Seal report & list

For those considering replacing their tires with a LRR versions, this report is a good place to start for general info. It's getting long in the tooth (1993), but the basics still apply.
  • 1.5 to 4.5% of total gasoline use could be saved if all replacement tires in use had low rolling resistance
  • About 237 million replacement tires are sold in the U.S. each year – none has rolling resistance labeling
  • This report presents previously unpublished data on leading tires with low rolling resistance
Report (PDF): Green Seal's Choose Green Report: Low Rolling Resistance Tires

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