Michelin Unveils Its Most Fuel-Efficient Drive Tire
Michelin North America Inc.'s new Michelin X Line Energy D+ is the company's most fuel-efficient drive tire for long-haul applications.
"The Michelin X Line Energy D+ sets a new standard for Michelin," says Adam Murphy, vice president, B2B marketing. "With about 35% of vehicle fuel consumption attributed to overcoming tire rolling resistance, this tire delivers both fuel savings while providing exceptional traction for driver confidence."
Available throughout the United States and Canada in size 275/80R22.5, the SmartWay-verified tire is Greenhouse Gas Phase 2-compliant and features a tread compound designed for "exceptional fuel efficiency."
It also contains Michelin's InfiniCoil Technology, which wraps "1/8-mile of steel cable around the durable casing to eliminate casing growth and ensure a consistent footprint and even wear. The casing is designed with high-tensile steel belts capable of supporting multiple retreads."
In addition, the Michelin X Line Energy D+ features interlocking, edge-biting tread sipes and regenerative tread grooves designed to provide "superior grip and traction throughout the life of the tire," according to Michelin officials.
"The tire was developed through an advanced-engineering project over three years, with the objective of reducing the fuel consumption of Freightliner's next-generation Cascadia Class 8 heavy-duty trucks."
It comes with a limited casing warranty that includes coverage against defects in workmanship and materials for 700,000 miles, seven years or three retreads from the date of manufacture when retreaded by an authorized Michelin Retread Technologies dealer.