MICHELIN® X® Multi™ Energy Z offers Smartway® fuel efficiency, long tread life and durability in regional and emerging super regional applications
Greenville, S.C. (Feb. 18, 2014) – Michelin Americas Truck Tires a division of Michelin North America, Inc. announced the launch of its new MICHELIN® X® MultiTM Energy Z, a regional steer tire that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay®verified requirements. With a 15 per cent reduction in rolling resistance, the tire delivers industry leading fuel efficiency, as well as excellent longevity and a high degree of overall durability (1, 2). The MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z will be available March 1 for fleets in the United States and Canada.
“Michelin is excited to again offer a no compromise truck tire solution ̶ this time for regional steer tires. The new MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z offers the industry’s best combination of fuel savings and mileage in a regional application.” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “When combined with the MICHELIN® X® Multi™ Energy D drive tire, the MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z provides a complete SmartWay regional solution.”
Additionally, the X Multi Energy Z is ideal for the emerging super regional trucking application, which requires a tire that can withstand both irregular wear and scrub. The super regional application is emerging due to changing logistical and transportation patterns.
The MICHELIN X Multi Energy Z tire is engineered with a dual compound tread and a new energy casing that provides low rolling resistance and long tread life. Outstanding handling is delivered by inter-locking Matrix™ sipes. Casing life is extended by curb guards and a rectangular bead bundle. The MICHELIN XMulti Energy Z tire is available in three sizes: 11R22.5 LRG, 11R22.5 LRH and 275/80R22.5 LRH.
1Based on industry standard rolling resistance testing of comparable steer tires. Actual results may vary, and may be impacted by many factors, to include road conditions, weather & environment, driver performance, etc.
2Compared to the MICHELIN® XZE®2 tire.
About Michelin North America
Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.