Michelin launches SmartWay® regional steer tire
MICHELIN(®) X(®) Multi(TM) Energy Z offers Smartway® fuel efficiency, long tread life and
durability in regional and emerging super regional applications
LAVAL, QC, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – Michelin Americas Truck Tires a
division of Michelin North America, Inc. announced the launch of its
new MICHELIN(®) X(®) Multi(TM) Energy Z, a regional steer tire that meets U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay(®) verified requirements. With a 15 per cent reduction in rolling
resistance, the tire delivers industry leading fuel efficiency, as well
as excellent longevity and a high degree of overall durability ((1, 2)). The MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z will be available March 1 for fleets in
the United States and Canada.
“Michelin is excited to again offer a no compromise truck tire solution
this time for regional steer tires. The new MICHELIN X Multi Energy
Z offers the industry’s best combination of fuel savings and mileage in
a regional application.” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing
for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “When combined with the MICHELIN(®) X(®) Multi(TM) Energy D drive tire, the MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z provides a
complete SmartWay regional solution.”
Additionally, the X Multi Energy Z is ideal for the emerging super
regional trucking application, which requires a tire that can withstand
both irregular wear and scrub. The super regional application is
emerging due to changing logistical and transportation patterns.
The MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z tire is engineered with a dual compound
tread and a new energy casing that provides low rolling resistance and
long tread life. Outstanding handling is delivered by inter-locking
Matrix(TM) sipes. Casing life is extended by curb guards and a
rectangular bead bundle. The MICHELIN X( )Multi Energy Z tire is available in three sizes: 11R22.5 LRG, 11R22.5
LRH and 275/80R22.5 LRH.
1 Based on industry standard rolling resistance testing of comparable steer tires. Actual results may vary, and may be impacted by many factors, to include road conditions, weather & environment, driver performance, etc. 2 Compared to the MICHELIN® XZE®2 tire.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs,
manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including
airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment,
heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel
guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases.
Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. (www.michelin-us.com) employs more than 22,000 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in
16 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To learn more about truck
tires, visit www.michelintruck.com.
SOURCE Michelin Canada