Michelin X® LINE™ Energy™ tyres preferred by Iveco
Michelin and Iveco have announced that the New Iveco Stralis XP heavy truck will fit the next generation of Michelin X® LINE™ Energy™ tyres as original equipment. The new X® LINE™ Energy™ range is the first tyre range to receive an “AAA” rating for rolling resistance under EU tyre labelling rules.
With more than 200,000 tyres sold since January 2013, the Michelin X® LINE™ Energy™ range has repeatedly proven its ability to deliver meaningful fuel savings for long-haul road transport and logistics providers. Now, Michelin is taking this ability to a whole new level by fitting – together with Iveco – its first drive tyre to achieve an “A” rating for rolling resistance under EU tyre labelling rules – alongside a steer tyre also rated “A” for rolling resistance. The new tyres extend a range which also features a trailer tyre rated “A”. As a result, Iveco customers can opt for the market’s first heavy truck tyre range to earn an “A” rating for rolling resistance on every axle.
Iveco is launching the New Stralis, with a completely redesigned driveline and energy-saving features to guarantee a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and reduced CO ₂ emissions. To highlight the outstanding economy and environmental performance of the new truck series, Iveco named it the “TCO ₂ Champion”. The new Michelin X® LINE™ Energy™ tyres will be specified for the New Stralis as standard, initially on the XP model, to ensure customers enjoy the full environmental benefits of the new vehicle.
Compared with the current Michelin X® LINE™ Energy™ tyre range, which is rated “BBA” for rolling resistance, the new fitments will help save operators up to one litre of fuel per 100km driven, thereby avoiding the emission of 2.66 kg of CO ₂over the same distance.