For hauliers, fuel consumption is of paramount performance and fuel is one of the major costs for fleets. Just how much of an effect tyres can have in keeping costs down was illustrated recently when tyres from Michelin’s X Line Energy range – designed for fleets seeking the lowest possible carbon footprint – were fitted to two Volvo trucks which have set new fuel efficiency records on demanding press road tests in the UK.
Michelin will start the process of replacing its most popular heavy truck tyre range on the Birmingham HEC’s stand 5A45 with the international debut of the all-new X Multi tyre line-up at the CV Show. The manufacturer states that its tests show the next-generation delivers 15-20 per cent more mileage than the current Michelin X MultiWay 3D series. The tyre is designed to deliver the lowest cost per kilometre with grip in all weather conditions. The new tyres will initially be available from April in 315/70 R 22.5 all-position and drive fitments, alongside 385/55 R 22.5 steer and trailer tyres. Additional sizes will follow later this year.
The Reifen 2016 Innovation Awards winners have been announced as part of the trade fair’s opening celebrations. Messe Essen and the German Federal Association of Tyre Dealers and the Vulcanising Trade (Bundesverband Reifenhandel und Vulkaniseur – Handwerk, or BVR) presented the awards for “notably pioneering developments” to Bridgestone, Michelin, 4JET Technologies, and ASE Corghi. Michelin […]
Michelin’s 315/70 R 22.5 X Line Energy tyres has become MAN’s preferred choice for its new EfficientLine2 model. The tyres’ fuel-saving credentials are cited as MAN’s key consideration, with the model designed for improved efficiency. Trials were conducted with the support of Michelin’s UK technical team; the tyres ran a 130 mile test route for a week.
Michelin will present its largest ever display of 17.5” and 19.5” tyres at this year’s CV Show, following the roll-out of additional sizes and tread patterns in its X Multi range. Six of the new tyres will feature on Michelin’s 144m² stand in Hall 5, including three multi-position and three drive patterns – each safer, more fuel-efficient, quieter and longer-lasting than the ten year old XDE2s they replace. The new range is purpose-designed for small and medium trucks from 7.5 to 16 tonnes, as well as midi-coaches.
With the introduction of its latest drive axle tyre, Michelin has become the first tyre maker to offer tyres with an ‘A’ label rating for rolling resistance on all truck axle positions. The tyre maker now calls its X Line Energy line-up – of which more than 200,000 units have been sold since its introduction in January 2013 – its “triple A” range. The latest additions to the X Line Energy range are on display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany this coming week.
Michelin has launched a British sales promotion for the commercial vehicle sector, offering a three-year lease on a new Euro VI 6×2 tractor unit. Business customers in England Scotland and Wales purchasing two or more Michelin tyres from ATS Euromaster, a Michelin Truck Professional Centre, or the trucks.michelin.co.uk e-commerce platform can enter up to ten times.
Michelin has announced the expansion of the X Line Energy commercial vehicle tyre range, which the manufacturer says is its “most fuel-efficient” ever. Joining the 315/70 R 22.5 X Line Energy tyres, launched in October 2012, are the 315/80 R 22.5 X Line Energy Z (multi-position) and 315/80 R 22.5 X Line Energy D (drive) tyres.
Michelin has selected the Commercial Vehicle Show 2014 to host an exclusive international preview of its new 385/65 R 22.5 X Multi T trailer tyre – which will be officially launched this summer. Michelin says the 385/65 X Multi T, which is designed for national and regional operations, will enable fleets to drive even greater […]
Data derived from tests conducted by independent certification organisations TÜV Süd Automotive and Dekra backs Michelin’s fuel efficiency and safety claims for its current long distance and regional commercial vehicle tyres. TÜV Süd compared the Michelin X Line Energy long-distance tyres against four competing brands in June 2013 on a Mercedes Benz Actros 1842, with a gross train weight of 40 tonnes and equipped with new tyres. In July Dekra compared the Michelin X MultiWay 3D regional tyre against three competing brands fitted on a Mercedes Benz 1820, loaded to a gross vehicle weight of 18 tonnes and equipped with new tyres that were two-thirds worn. Both tests were requested by Michelin and were designed to recreate “real world” conditions.