Michelin has expanded its fuel-saving regional tyre offering with the introduction of 315/80 R22.5 X Multi Energy Z (multi position) and X Multi Energy D (drive) fitments – ensuring this key product range is offered in two of the most popular sizes in the UK and Irish heavy truck market.
Michelin Extends Size Offering for X Multi Energy
Aimed at regional or national haulage operations where fleet bosses place a high priority on fuel saving and sustainability, they are now available alongside the popular 315/70 R22.5 – which was first launched in 2018.
Michelin says extensive testing with the new 315/80 R22.5 X Multi Energy has demonstrated a fuel saving of up to 0.7 litres per 100 km compared to a regular X Multi tyre in the same size, whilst still delivering excellent longevity. Tests also highlighted a reduction in CO2 emissions of 1.8 kg per 100 km.
Chris Smith, Managing Director of Michelin UK, says: “Traditionally, low rolling resistance ‘Energy’ tyres have been aimed at long-distance fleets where the bulk of the work is on trunk roads at sustained high average speeds. However, the growing X Multi Energy range means we can now offer a fuel-saving tyre to even more regional hauliers. They are perfect for firms which want the benefits of low rolling resistance, but also have to cope with roundabouts and stop / start operations.
“The government has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from HGVs by 15 per cent by 2025 – and these new tyres will directly help fleets to be more sustainable.”
The X Multi Energy tyres’ ultra-efficient performance is the result of having a higher silicon content than standard tyres, but with clever mixing techniques to ensure a high mileage potential is maintained.
They also benefit from four of Michelin’s latest technologies including InfiniCoil, a continuous steel wire up to 400 metres long, wrapped around the tyre to provide greater tread stability, enhancing fuel savings and longevity; plus Regenion, which helps maintain grip throughout the tyre’s life via regenerating tread blocks which evolve as the tyre wears.
The casing is further enhanced with Powercoil – robust steel cables that improve endurance – and a new bead design called Duracoil, which helps to protect the bead area leading to improved stability, casing endurance and retreadability.
Like all Michelin truck tyres, the X Multi Energy range is designed to be regrooved and retreaded via the Michelin Remix process. The tyres carry both 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snowflake) and M+S (Mud + Snow) markings, which are testament to their high-performing grip in wintry conditions.
Both new 315/80 R22.5 tyres are available on the original equipment and replacement market with immediate effect.