Saving Fuel & The Environment with Michelin Green Tyres
According to Michelin, more than 9.8 billion litres of fuel have been saved and more than 24 million tonnes of CO2 emissions have been avoided thanks to its green energy-saving tyres, marketed since 1992. The 600 million Michelin green tyres sold worldwide over the past 16 years are reported to have saved more than 45 litres of fuel each second, corresponding to more than 108 kilograms of CO2 kept out of the atmosphere.
Skyrocketing oil prices are impacting the entire global economy and reducing consumer purchasing power, observes the tyre major. With its green tyres, Michelin says it is actively helping to reduce the cost and environmental impact of road transportation, as tyres can use up to one tank out of five for passenger cars and up to one tank out of three in trucks. Michelin states its goal is to design tyres that help reduce fuel consumption while maintaining the same high performance in safety and tread life