The next-generation version of its 315/70 R22.5 X Line Energy multi-position tyre, the X Line Energy Z2 – Z stands for multi-position, and 2 marks the second generation – carries an A rating for rolling resistance.
Designed for trucks and coaches used on long-distance routes, the new tyre improves on the fuel savings of its predecessor, which had a B rating for rolling resistance.
By upgrading to the X Line Energy Z2 on the front axle, says Michelin, operators can save an additional 0.4 litres per 100km, while also cutting CO2 emissions by 10g per km.
“Crucially, we’ve achieved this improved Grade A rolling resistance without affecting the longevity of the tyres, by integrating a high percentage of silica in the tread,” says Chris Smith, sales director B2B for Michelin in the UK and Ireland.
“The new tyre has huge fuel-saving potential, combined with the safety, durability and longevity that is the hallmark of Michelin. We’re confident you won’t find a more fuel-efficient tyre in the market.”
Available initially as a 315/70 R22.5 fitment, the first X Line Energy Z2 features Michelin’s Regenion technology, with self-regenerating tread pattern which helps to maintain high levels of grip, traction and safety.
The tyre also features InfiniCoil technology, which has a continuous steel cable several hundred metres long wrapped around the crown block.