Single Trailer Tire and Retread exhibits reduced irregular wear.

Press Release Summary:



EPA SmartWay®-verified wide-base single trailer tire 455/55R22.5 MICHELIN® X® One® Multi™ Energy T is designed to promote fuel economy and carrying capacity for regional operations. Offered in 375/425 and 385/435 sizes, MICHELIN X One Multi Energy T Pre-Mold retread is also SmartWay-verified and features Advanced Technology™ Compounds for rolling resistance reduction. Microsipes and solid shoulder help prevent irregular wear, and 15/32nds tread depth extends removal mileage.



Original Press Release:



Michelin Expands Latest SmartWay-Verified X One Tire and Retread Offering



New MICHELIN® X® One® Multi™ Energy T tire and retread deliver breakthrough reduction in irregular wear for regional operations



LAVAL, QC – Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America Inc., is launching the 455/55R22.5 MICHELIN® X® One® Multi™ Energy T, a next generation wide-base single trailer tire for regional operations that is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay®-verified.  Complementing the previously launched 445/50R22.5, this addition to the X One family delivers a significant reduction in irregular wear and outstanding fuel economy, all while allowing fleets to carry more than 317 kg (700 pounds) of additional freight versus dual applications.



The MICHELIN X One Multi Energy T Pre-Mold retread is also now available in two sizes, 375/425 and 385/435. The trailer retread is SmartWay-verified and features Advanced Technology™ Compounds for a 7 percent reduction in rolling resistance( (1)). In addition to microsipes and a solid shoulder to fight irregular wear, the retread has 15/32nds tread depth for outstanding removal mileage.



"Whether in its first life or as a retread, the MICHELIN X One Multi Energy T offers the right balance of fuel efficiency, weight savings and long tread life in regional applications," said Bianca Hogan, director of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. "The latest X One introductions continue our leadership in wide-base single innovation and provide an attractive total cost of ownership throughout the tire lifecycle."



The new MICHELIN X One Multi Energy T offering replaces the existing MICHELIN® X One® XTE products.



(1) The 7 percent rolling resistance increase for this product is compared with the MICHELIN X One XTE.



About Michelin

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 (www.michelinman.com) employs more than 22,750 and operates 20 major manufacturing plants. To learn more about truck tires and services, visit www.michelintruck.com.



CONTACT:

Irene Aguzzi

Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.

514-475-7684

irene.aguzzi@ca.michelin.com

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