Michelin has expanded its fuel-saving X Line Energy tyre range with six new fitments.
The new additions are designed primarily for mega-volume trailers, car transporters and low height tractor units, and offer improved mileage, increased fuel efficiency and a lower rolling resistance compared to the previous generation of Michelin tyres in these sizes.
The company says the new fitments will offer a fuel saving of up to 2.5 litres per 62 miles. This adds up to more than £3,500 of fuel saved during the tyres’ first life in service – before being regrooved.
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 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% and 17% improved mileage potential, respectively.
“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 – with a tyre combining an ultra-low rolling resistance with the safety, durability and longevity that is the hallmark of Michelin,” said Guy Heywood, commercial director UK and Republic of Ireland at Michelin.
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.