Michelin installs tires and tech on Ford Focus
The 2015 Ford Focus Electric will not only be connected to European roads by its Michelin Energy Saver tires, but also to the digital world with Michelin guides that are pre-loaded onto its SYNC2 in-car connectivity system.
Every Ford Focus Electric that rolls off the production line will be fitted with 215/55 R 17 Michelin Energy Saver tires to offer drivers the combination of safety, comfort and handling, plus the benefit of low rolling resistance to maximize battery life, and therefore driving range.
The Michelin Energy Saver tire is the latest generation of the company’s low rolling resistance tires and it highlights Michelin’s ongoing commitment to its Total Performance strategy by combining safety, comfort, handling and low rolling resistance with no negative effects in any other areas.
In terms of Michelin’s digital content on the Ford SYNC2 system, drivers will have access to the company’s extensive range of European tourist and hotel and restaurant guide information from the Michelin Green Guides and Michelin Guides. This will work in harmony with the on-board navigation system and will mean drivers can plan their itineraries including where to stay, where to eat and even which tourist sites to visit.
Michelin has published tourist and culinary guides for more than 100 years, snd now drivers of the Ford Focus Electric can also benefit from this experience via the SYNC2 system.