Vehicle fuel efficiency performance can be improved by improving various vehicular features like aerodynamics, tyres, transmission etc. Of these features, tyres offer the maximum potential to improve the overall vehicle fuel efficiency. The rolling resistance of tyres alone is estimated to contribute up to 20 to 30 percent of the total fuel consumed by the vehicle. Therefore, the introduction of efficiency standards for tyres can enable significant fuel savings. Shakti has commissioned an assessment of the existing standards for tyres in India and the key interventions required for establishing stringent tyre standards and labelling programme.