Product News: Green & Clean
Regional Steer Tire offers EPA SmartWay® fuel efficiency.
Press Release Summary:
February 25, 2014 -
Available for regional applications in USA and Canada, MICHELINÂ® XÂ® Multi™ Energy ZÂ hasÂ dual compound tread andÂ energy casing thatÂ help minimize rolling resistance and extend tread life. Handling is optimized by inter-locking Matrix™ sipes, while casing life is extended by curb guards andÂ rectangular bead bundle. Available in 11R22.5 LRG, 11R22.5 LRH, and 275/80R22.5 LRH sizes, tire also suits super regional trucking applications that requireÂ resistance to irregular wear and scrub.
Original Press Release
Michelin Launches SmartWay® Regional Steer Tire
Press release date: February 18, 2014
LAVAL, QC - Michelin Americas Truck Tires a division of Michelin North America, Inc. announced the launch of its new MICHELIN ®) X(®) Multi(TM) 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(TM) 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(TM) sipes. Casing life is extended by curb guards and a rectangular bead bundle. The MICHELIN X( )Multi Energy Z tire is available in three sizes: 11R22.5 LRG, 11R22.5 LRH and 275/80R22.5 LRH.
1 Based 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.
2 Compared to the MICHELIN® XZE®2 tire.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. (www.michelin-us.com) employs more than 22,000 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To learn more about truck tires, visit www.michelintruck.com.
CONTACT: Mary Ann Kotlarich
Michelin North America