Official Tests Show Fuel Efficiency of Michelin X Line Energy
Michelin X Line Energy tyres are the best for long distance fuel efficiency, follwoing tests that revealed a truck and trailer running on the fuel-saving tyres will save an average 1.4 litres per 100km. That equates to an annual saving of up to £1,670 and a reduction of 5 tonnes of CO2 emissions based on a vehicle covering 130,000 km per year – compared to the average of its five main competitors in the long-haul market, achieved by the superior rolling resistance of the tyres.
Michelin X Line Energy tyres went up against those manufactured by direct competitors on a 200km journey at an average speed of 80km/h on real roads, organised by the DEKRA Test Centre.
Michelin’s latest generation fuel saving tyres came out on top, and the tests also highlighted their casing quality, levels of reliability, efficient braking on dry and wet surfaces and smooth and high-precision handling.
Chris Smith, Michelin’s Marketing Director North Europe – Truck & Bus, says: “These results prove that Michelin X Line Energy tyres are the obvious choice for fleet operators where the bulk of the work is on trunk roads at sustained high average speeds.”
Smith added, “If a typical UK haulier fitting this profile changed its policy from a regional fitment to Michelin X Line Energy tyres, they could easily save up to three per cent in fuel, which in some cases could even wipe out their entire tyre bill.”
Michelin X Line Energy tyres enable a 30 per cent increase in mileage performance for the steer axle on 315/60 R 22.5 and 17 per cent for the 295/60 R 22.5 Michelin X Line Energy Z, compared to the previous Michelin XZA2 Energy range.