Posted on February 18, 2014

Michelin Launches SmartWay Regional Steer Tire

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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.

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Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com