impressive fuel savings

MICHELIN has launched the next generation version of its 315/70 R22.5 X Line Energy multi-position tyre, commonly specified on the steer axles of Euro 6 tractor units.

Designed specifically for trucks and coaches used on long distance routes, and where the majority of time is spent travelling at sustained high average speeds, the new tyre builds on the impressive fuel savings of its predecessor, which was rated ‘B’ for rolling resistance.

Now, by upgrading to the ‘A’ rated X Line Energy Z2 on the front axle, operators can save an additional 0.4 litres per 100km, while also cutting CO2 emissions by 10g per km, says Chris Smith, sales director B2B for Michelin in the UK and Ireland,

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