Michelin is introducing a brand new tyre range, Michelin X Multi Energy, aimed at regional haulage operations where fleet bosses place a priority on fuel saving. This is the first time the company has launched a dedicated fuel-saving tyre outside of the typical long-distance trunking sector.#
“This new X Multi Energy is a first for Michelin, and operators in the UK and Ireland are ideally positioned to benefit from it given that regional haulage accounts for a significant proportion of all on-road missions. It gives regional hauliers and own-account operators a clear choice dependent on their preference for tyre longevity or fuel saving,” said Chris Smith, Sales Director B2B for Michelin in the UK and Ireland.
Michelin is slowly unfolding its product replacement strategy for the popular X MultiWay 3D regional tyre, which began with the launch of the first sizes in the new X Multi range in 2017 – a tyre which matches its predecessor’s fuel efficiency yet delivers up to 20 per cent more mileage.
To check on the benefits of the new X Multi Energy tyres, Michelin used the EU VECTO tool and realised that the range can save 1.1 litres of fuel per 100 km over the average of its three premium competitor rivals, which equates to a saving of more than €3,000 over a five- to seven-year truck lifecycle.
“This launch means regional operators can now make a clear choice in favour of fuel saving and CO2 reduction. Our larger customers tell us this is becoming increasingly important as most tender documents and contracts are demanding a low CO2 operation. This makes X Multi Energy the perfect solution – bringing all of the experience we’ve gained with the X Line Energy long-distance product, to regional operators for the first time,” Smith added.
Designed to be regrooveable and retreadable via the Michelin Remix process, the Michelin X Multi Energy also has both the 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snowflake) and M+S (Mud + Snow) markings which are testament to the tyre’s high level of grip in all weather conditions. The Michelin X Multi Energy is being fully adapted and homologated by all the major truck OEMs, and is available on the replacement market with immediate effect as a 315/70 R 22.5, in both all-round fitment and drive axle patterns.