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Published on March 21, 2013

MICHELIN LAUNCHES MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T

Line Haul trailer tire meets SmartWay® requirements and is the next generation for fuel economy, mileage and durability

Greenville, S.C. (March 21, 2013)Michelin Americas Truck Tires a division of Michelin North America, Inc. announced the launch of the  MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T, a dual trailer tire for line haul operations that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® verified requirements.  The dual trailer tire has been submitted to SmartWay® for formal verification and delivers industry leading fuel efficiency, mileage and durability. The MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T tire will be available for fleets in May.

The MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T tire is engineered with Advanced TechnologyTM Compounds that provide a cool running tread rubber which minimizes internal casing temperatures for low rolling resistance and extended casing life. Compared to the MICHELIN® XT-1®, the MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T tire will deliver a 10% reduction in rolling resistance bringing improved fuel efficiency.

“By utilizing state of the art compounding and an engineered shoulder groove, MICHELIN X LINE ENERGY T tire provides a no compromise answer for fuel efficiency with exceptional mileage and durability,” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Michelin is delivering a no compromise fuel efficient trailer solution by providing the mileage and durability that attracted fleets to our MICHELIN XT-1 in an energy trailer tire that also delivers 10% improvement in rolling resistance. The durability needed in a trailer application remains an important part of our no compromise platform. In the MICHELIN X LINE ENERGY T trailer tire, the MICHELIN exclusive rectangular bead bundle and curb guard features deliver exceptional durability.”

MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T trailer tire has a special curb guard feature to protect the sidewall and shoulder areas, promoting a longer casing life and retreadability. The rectangular bead bundle reduces heat and fatigue.  The four circumferential grooves provide excellent water evacuation for optimized traction and exceptional handling.   The MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T tire utilizes a shoulder groove that reduces irregular wear.

The MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T tire will be available in four sizes including: 11R22.5, 275/80R22.5, 11R24.5, and 275/80R24.5.  This tire is replacing both the MICHELIN® XTA® Energy tire and the Michelin® XT-1®tire.   Additional details can be found at michelintruck.com.

Delivering top-quality tires, services and information for over-the-road, super-regional, regional, urban, on/off road and recreational vehicle (RV) applications, Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) is the commercial truck tire division of Michelin North America. MATT provides original and replacement commercial truck tires, retreading products and services through Michelin Retread Technologies, Inc. (MRT), and a host of services tailored to the needs of owner-operators and fleets of all sizes.

Visit us at www.MichelinTruck.com.