Michelin has expanded its fuel-saving regional tyre offering with the introduction of 315/80 R22.5 X Multi Energy Z (multi position) and X Multi Energy D (drive) fitments – ensuring this key product range is offered in two of the most popular sizes in the UK and Irish heavy truck market.
Aimed at regional or national haulage operations where fleet bosses place a high priority on fuel saving and sustainability, they are now available alongside the popular 315/70 R22.5 – which was first launched in 2018.
Michelin says extensive testing(1) with the new 315/80 R22.5 X Multi Energy has demonstrated a fuel saving of up to 0.7 litres per 100 km compared to a regular X Multi tyre in the same size, whilst still delivering excellent longevity. Tests also highlighted a reduction in CO2 emissions of 1.8 kg per 100 km.
Chris Smith, Managing Director of Michelin UK, says: “Traditionally, low rolling resistance ‘Energy’ tyres have been aimed at long-distance fleets where the bulk of the work is on trunk roads at sustained high average speeds. However, the growing X Multi Energy range means we can now offer a fuel-saving tyre to even more regional hauliers. They are perfect for firms which want the benefits of low rolling resistance, but also have to cope with roundabouts and stop / start operations.
“The government has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from HGVs by 15 per cent by 2025 – and these new tyres will directly help fleets to be more sustainable.”
The X Multi Energy tyres’ ultra-efficient performance is the result of having a higher silicon content than standard tyres, but with clever mixing techniques to ensure a high mileage potential is maintained.
They also benefit from four of Michelin’s latest technologies including InfiniCoil, a continuous steel wire up to 400 metres long, wrapped around the tyre to provide greater tread stability, enhancing fuel savings and longevity; plus Regenion, which helps maintain grip throughout the tyre’s life via regenerating tread blocks which evolve as the tyre wears.
The casing is further enhanced with Powercoil – robust steel cables that improve endurance – and a new bead design called Duracoil, which helps to protect the bead area leading to improved stability, casing endurance and retreadability.
Like all Michelin truck tyres, the X Multi Energy range is designed to be regrooved and retreaded via the Michelin Remix process. The tyres carry both 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snowflake) and M+S (Mud + Snow) markings, which are testament to their impressive grip in wintry conditions.
Both new 315/80 R22.5 tyres are available on the original equipment and replacement market with immediate effect.
For further information on the Michelin commercial vehicle tyre range visit https://business.michelin.co.uk