British Gas will be one of the first major UK companies to apply Michelin’s Agilis CrossClimate tyres across its entire van fleet. This is following a successful trial period whereby the fleet were pleased with the results obtained.
British Gas to Fit Agilis CrossClimate Across Entire Fleet
The utilities provider already has had a CrossClimate+ policy in place for its near-10,000 car-derived vans. However now its 1,500 Ford Transit Customs and 700 Vauxhall Vivaros will be fitted with Michelin’s highly-acclaimed new product for the van market.
The summer tyre with winter capabilities resolves the issue of having to juggle seasonal fitments, offering safety in all weather conditions, high mileage, fuel economy, robustness and long lasting performance.
A spokesperson for British Gas says: “Based on experiences to-date, the Agilis CrossClimate performs as well as the car version – and we’ve had great results from that on our small vans. Our fleet travels a total of 100 million miles per year, so tyres that last and offer mobility in all road conditions are crucial to our needs.”
British Gas was one of a handful of major European fleets to trial Agilis CrossClimate tyres ahead of their official entry into the market in May 2018. On the back of this performance, it is now rolling the product out across its fleet of large vans.
Jonathan Layton, Michelin’s Head of Fleet in the UK and Ireland, says: “With the Agilis CrossClimate, fleet managers no longer face the worry of grinding to a halt in adverse conditions or the costly and time-consuming hassle of switching between summer and winter tyres. This is a highly capable tyre that can handle the demands of wintry surfaces while still behaving like a summer fitment, offering fleet managers peace of mind and long-lasting performance.