Roll on summer with Michelin’s new LCV tyre02 June 2020

Michelin has launched its new Agilis 3 summer tyre for light commercial vehicles.

Featuring technology not used within light commercial vehicle tyres previously, the Agilis 3 range is said to provide a high level of safety on wet roads and excellent energy efficiency whilst remaining robust and durable – perfect for vans used on intense delivery schedules.

Designed with Michelin’s EverGrip technologies, the new tyres deliver high-level braking performance on both dry and wet roads – for the safest performance over a long life, right down to the 1.6mm legal tread depth limit. The tyres are rated ‘A’ for braking performance in wet conditions, under EU Tyre Labelling. An innovative rubber compound featuring a blend of carbon black and silica contributes to the impressive safety and wet-weather braking performance.

Available in 12 sizes from launch, each new Agilis 3 tyre weighs, on average, 1kg less than its predecessor, with the difference reaching as high as 1.7kg for certain sizes. As a result, fewer raw materials and natural resources are required during manufacturing and the amount of waste that needs to be recycled is significantly reduced.

Results of in-house testing by Michelin found that the new tyres reduce CO2 emissions by an average of 100kg over 20,000km, whilst reducing fuel consumption by 0.12 litres/100km.

All new Agilis 3 tyres feature Michelin’s sidewall protection solution, comprising an additional layer of rubber which shields the tyre from scrubbing. This is combined with an improved rubber compound said to offer superior resistance to abrasion and a patented technology to combat stone retention in the tread.

William Dalrymple

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