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Posted on February 26, 2023

Michelin unveils its lowest rolling-resistance long-haul steer tire, the X Line Energy Z+®

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Currently recognized  as an industry leader in long-haul mileage

 

  • Designed to be industry leading in fuel savings for long-haul steer tires
  • Combines durability and fuel efficiency
  • SmartWay® compliant and Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 approved fitment

 

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 26, 2023 – The MICHELIN® X Line Energy Z+® tire, Michelin’s newest addition to the MICHELIN® X LINE ENERGY Z® best-selling long-haul product line launched in 2016, features low rolling resistance, excellent mileage and long-lasting traction.

 

“The MICHELIN X Line Energy Z+ tire’s enhanced durability and traction means you can drive with complete confidence as the miles continue to accrue on your fleet,” said Karen Schwartz, B2B VP of Marketing for Michelin North America, Inc. “This product will not replace the X Line Energy Z but is an additional offer for those long-haul fleets that value optimal fuel efficiency leading improved total cost of ownership.”

 

The new tire uses both Infinicoil and Regenion sculpture technology. Infinicoil features a continuous steel wire, up to ¼ mile in length, that is wrapped around the tire circumference to make it more stable and durable throughout its service life. Regenion utilizes metal 3D printing techniques that enable the tread design to evolve over time as it wears, giving drivers the grip they need over the service life of the tire in all conditions.

With fleet owners and long-haul operators continually looking for ways to improve their bottom line and performance, Michelin believes the X Line Energy Z+ will be even more of a game-changer than the original model.

 

The 18/32” deep tread design of the MICHELIN X Line Energy Z+ tire features Regenion technology, and an evolving tread design allows additional tread grooves to develop at lower tread depths,” Schwartz said. “This gives a cost-competitive advantage to owners as the tire performance will be enhanced, allowing for longer use, less irregular wear and new-tire-like traction throughout the tread life.’’

 

Expected to launch in the third quarter of 2023, the MICHELIN X Line Energy Z+ will be offered only in 295/75R22.5 LRH.  

 

Media Availability

Schwartz will host a press conference at TMC 2023 on Feb. 26, 2023, at 5-5:30 p.m. in room S330B at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and will be available for media interviews directly following. Media is also invited to visit Michelin in booth 2133 from 6:45 p.m. on Feb. 27 until 12:30 p.m. March 1 during normal show hours. 

 

About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its customers’ mobility, and sustainably; designing and distributing the most innovative tires, services and solutions for its customers’ 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, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com)

 

For more information, contact:

David Finleyson

Michelin North America                                                                               

david.finleyson@michelin.com

www.michelinmedia.com

  

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About Michelin North America

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