Michelin has released details of its new e.Primacy, the first tyre produced by the company which it says will be carbon-neutral at the time of purchase.
Billed as a new ‘eco responsible tyre that is made to last’, sales to the public of the new e.Primacy are scheduled to commence from March 1, 2021.
Amongst the many advantages attributed to it is a 27 per cent reduction in rolling resistance compared to norms in its category. This equates to a 0.21-litre per 100kms average saving in fuel use which, after 35,000kms travel, will amount to a cost saving in cash terms of around €80.
Over the life of the e.Primacy, Michelin estimates it will deliver a 174kg reduction in CO2 emissions, a benefit that would increase by a further seven per cent when used on an electric vehicle.
Michelin confirms that some 56 tyre sizes in the 15 to 20 inch range will be available when sales to the public commence.