Michelin has introduced a new tyre range, Energy Saver +, that is designed to cut the amount of fuel a car uses. The new range is calculated to reduce fuel consumption by 200 litres for every 45,000kms travelled compared with a tyre that meets the minimum performance level defined in new European tyre labelling regulations.
Michelin is celebrating 25 years since it launched the first radial motorcycle road tyres by attending the regular monthly ‘Streetfighter Night’ at the Ace Café in London, on Friday 7 September, with ex 250 and 500cc world champion, Freddie Spencer.
Since the first tyre rolled off the production line on 3 December 1969, Michelin Tyre PLC has remained a bedrock of Northern Ireland’s business landscape. Today, the company celebrates the production of the 30 millionth tyre at its Ballymena factory, which is the only truck tyre manufacturing site in Ireland.
Northallerton-based Prestons of Potto is seeing the direct benefits of a move from 295/80 R 22.5 drive axle tyres to 315/80 R 22.5 fitments, after the highest mileage tractor unit in an initial 20-vehicle trial clocked-up 524,137 km before its Michelin XDN2 Grip drive tyres needed replacing.
At a time when European tyre labelling legislation means that manufacturers have to display their tyre grades, Michelin is reaffirming its commitment to delivering the best performance balance in each of its tyre ranges.
As proud sponsor of the Goodwood Festival of Speed Supercar Paddock, Michelin has teamed up with British racing driver Tim Harvey to put on a show of high-velocity entertainment at the UK’s flagship automotive and motorsport event, which runs from 28 June to 1 July 2012.
Michelin’s innovative Active Wheel technology, along with other mobility-related innovations from the tyre manufacturer, will appear in the FoS Tech Pavilion at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next week.
Following more than six billion kilometres of testing involving 50,000 tyres over seven years, Michelin is taking the first steps to combine the introduction of a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips in tyres for large commercial vehicle fleets.