Michelin’s new bespoke tyre range for electric buses combines safety, longevity, respect for the environment and increased load capacity. As well, it’s delivering a very good level of performance on traditional buses and offers a standard size that can be adapted to market needs.
Michelin Launches Electric Bus Tyre Range
Starting May 1, Michelin will market its first range of electric bus tyres that can also be adapted for use on traditional urban and suburban vehicles: MICHELIN X Incity EV Z. Initially designed for electric vehicles, the MICHELIN X Incity EV Z tyre range is especially efficient when used on traditional buses.
While 5,000 electric buses are in use in Europe today, there will be ten times more on the road only five years from now. With this new tyre range, Michelin is supporting the transition towards cleaner, more efficient and more independent electric mobility solutions. That is a key factor in achieving sustainable cities.
To handle the weight of electric buses, which are heavier due to their batteries, MICHELIN X Incity EV Z tyres have an increased load capacity of up to 8 tonnes.
In the interest of continually enhancing safety, particular attention has been paid to protecting the tyre sidewalls, as they are regularly in contact with sidewalk edges. A wear indicator on the side indicates when the tyres need to be rotated.
Thanks to MICHELIN Regenion technology, the MICHELIN X Incity EV Z range is built with a progressive tread design that delivers longitudinal and lateral grip.
The 10% greater longevity of MICHELIN X Incity EV Z tyres, combined with their 13% better rolling resistance and increased load capacity make a great combination for reducing fleet operating costs.
Michelin has decided on a standard size to facilitate fleet management: 275/70 R 22.5 152/149J.
Designed to be regroovable and retreadable, this range is marked 3PMSF, which attests to its high level of grip on snow-covered roads.
All of the MICHELIN X Incity EV Z tyre's performance features reflect the combined benefits of five main innovative, patented technologies.