Michelin to Premiere X Energy SaverGreen Range at IAA Show
With the world premiere launch of the latest Renault Magnum comes the unveiling of Michelin’s new X Energy SaverGreen tyre range. This new and exclusive offering, says Michelin, has been incorporated into Renault’s Optifuel Solutions range of products and services, and has been specifically designed to support the long haul national and international use Magnum truck.
Michelin became involved in Renault Trucks’ programme at a very early stage, and thus the French tyre major believes it has been able to make a significant contribution to the Magnum’s overall energy efficiency. The reduced fuel consumption achieved through use of X Energy SaverGreen tyres can deliver vital savings in a market where fuel prices currently account for up to a third of a haulier’s costs, and as a bonus, adds Michelin, CO2 emissions are also reduced.
The stated aim of Michelin’s participation with Renault has been not only to contribute to the Magnum’s environmental efficiency, but also to provide commercial vehicle operators with greater safety. This safety, comments Michelin, primarily comes courtesy of the toughness and endurance of the tyre casing and its Infinicoil architecture – part of the Michelin Durable Technologies range of innovations. Michelin adds that a high level of grip, even on wet road surfaces, has also been made possible by the Double Wave sipes incorporated in the new tyres’ tread pattern, also part of Michelin Durable Technologies.
The new tyre will be officially launched at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show 2008 in Hannover, Germany, in September 2008. General release onto the UK replacement market is planned for early 2009.