HGV and bus fleets to save as Michelin launch new fuel-friendly tyre range
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 12:00
SAVER: New tyres cut fleet fuel costs
Michelin are expanding their most fuel-efficient commercial tyre range ever by launching 315/80 R 22.5 X Line Energy Z and 315/80 R 22.5 X Line Energy D fitments.
The offering, which Michelin claim should be a key consideration for HGV and bus fleets investing in Euro VI vehicles, are available on the original equipment and replacement markets.
They complement the existing 315/70 R 22.5 X Line Energy tyres, launched in October 2012, and replace the corresponding sizes in the previous Michelin Energy SaverGreen and Michelin A2 Energy ranges.
“This expansion of the X Line Energy line-up enables fleets to unlock potentially significant fuel savings.”
Guy Heywood, Michelin
A 385/65 R 22.5 X Line Energy T fitment will join the existing 385/55 R 22.5 trailer tyre in the range later this year.
Guy Heywood, Commercial Director of Michelin’s Truck and Coach Division, said: “At Euro VI, vehicles need a tyre which can carry the increased axle load, and this expansion of the X Line Energy line-up enables fleets to unlock potentially significant fuel savings from the latest long-distance Michelin tyres.
“Everything we do is focused around designing a tyre which offers what Michelin calls ‘total performance’.
“Our engineers are skilled at finding the perfect balance between multiple performance characteristics, including fuel efficiency, grip and longevity.
“It’s testament to the €622million we spend on research and development each year – more than any other tyre manufacturer in the world.”