A new tire called the X One Line Energy D2 for truck and fleet applications has been announced by Michelin North America.
Suitable for use on line haul, dry van truck load and refrigerated truck load vehicles, Michelin’s latest tire has been designed to provide users with fuel savings and a lower total cost of ownership.
For the first half of its service life, the X One Line Energy D2 is used as a directional tire, delivering improved resistance attributes to extend the mileage of the tread. Developed using advanced tread compounds, the tire manufacturer claims the new truck tire can save up to US$2,317 per year in fuel compared to a Bridgestone competitor, while continuing to meet the SmartWay standard.
The X One Line Energy D2’s ultra-rolling-resistance level also exceeds the requirements for reduced carbon output for both the California Air Resources Board and Greenhouse Gas Phase 2.
Featuring the tire maker’s Regenion evolving tread design, the truck and haul tire delivers stability in all-weather scenarios. As the tire wears, pass-through grooves appear, providing high levels of grip and traction throughout the tire’s service life. To extend casing life, a rectangular bead has been used to minimize fatigue, ensuring the tire can be retreaded when necessary.
Additionally, the wide-base single configuration of the tire enables 196kg more to be carried on a tractor trailer compared to a dual tire setup.
“The new Michelin X One Line Energy D2 tire answers fleet needs with exceptional fuel savings for a lower total cost of ownership and significant performance attributes,” commented Karen Schwartz, vice president, B2B marketing, Michelin. “The X One Line Energy D2 tire delivers what fleets are seeking today and this offer represents a significant addition to Michelin’s X One tire portfolio.”
Replacing the Michelin X One Line Energy D, the X One Line Energy D2 tire is scheduled to launch in North America on May 1, 2022, in a size 445/50R22.5 L.