Michelin has expanded its X Line Energy tyre range with the launch of six new fitments, which, according to the company ‘enables more truck fleets to benefit from its most fuel-efficient truck tyre generation’.
Designed primarily for mega-volume trailers, car transporters and low height tractor units, the new additions are said to offer improved mileage, increased fuel efficiency and a lower rolling resistance compared to the previous generation of Michelin fuel-saving tyres in these sizes.
The launch sees Michelin X Line Energy multi-position tyres now available in 315/60 R 22.5, 295/60 R 22.5, and an all-new 355/50 R 22.5 size. Drive variants are offered in 315/60 R 22.5 and 295/60 R 22.5, while the trailer range has been expanded with 445/45 R 19.5 fitments.
All new sizes are said to offer improved mileage potential over their predecessors, with the 315/60 R 22.5 and 295/60 R 22.5 all-position tyres projected by Michelin to offer 30 per cent and 17 per cent improved mileage potential, respectively.
Michelin says the new fitments will offer a fuel saving of 1.25 litres per 100km during the tyres’ first life – and up to 2.5 litres of fuel saved per 100km when the tyres are new.
Guy Heywood, Commercial Director UK and Republic of Ireland at Michelin, says: “With fuel prices rising steadily, fleets are placing renewed focus on ensuring their vehicles are operating as efficiently as possible. The expansion of our X Line Energy range opens up a wealth of fuel-saving potential to more operators.”
The new tyres’ efficiency is highlighted by their fuel efficiency rating under EU tyre labelling legislation. The new 315/60 R 22.5 all-position and 295/60 R 22.5 all-position tyres improve from a ‘C’ to a ‘B’ rating versus their predecessor, whilst the 315/60 R 22.5 drive and 295/60 R 22.5 drive tyres have improved from ‘D’ to ‘B’. The 445/45 R 19.5 trailer tyre has jumped from ‘C’ to ‘A’, whilst the all-new 355/50 R 22.5 all-position tyre has a ‘B’ rating.
The new tyres are available on both the original equipment and replacement markets.
For further information on the Michelin commercial vehicle tyre range visit http://trucks.michelin.co.uk/