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News   March 28, 2014   by CARS Magazine

Michelin Reaches Two Millionth Michelin X One Milestone in North America

Less than four years after topping one million Michelin X One tire sales, Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced it has reached the two million mark with the X One in North America, as demand for the innovative truck tire continues to grow.


Less than four years after topping one million Michelin X One tire sales, Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced it has reached the two million mark with the X One in North America, as demand for the innovative truck tire continues to grow.

“Since the introduction of the X One, Michelin has led in the wide base single category with tires and retreads for every application, many on their second or third generation,” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The adoption of the X One technology has accelerated because of the fuel and weight savings it brings to our customers. And, we look forward to delivering additional savings to our customers with the launch of the new X One trailer tire featuring the breakthrough Advanced Casing Technology.”

Fleets that switched to X One tires have experienced up to a 10 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and more than 336 kilograms of weight savings per truck. The X One technology also allows line haul and regional customers to meet Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay requirements and CARB regulations. As a result, fleets have saved more than 570 million liters of fuel, which translates into 1.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that did not enter the atmosphere. With its weight savings, X One tires have also allowed fleets to carry millions of tons of added freight, resulting in increased revenue, better freight efficiency and additional CO2 emission savings.

The Michelin X One Line Energy T tire that was just launched represents the next generation wide base single trailer tire for line haul applications. With Michelin’s breakthrough Advanced Casing Technology, the tire delivers a significant reduction in irregular wear, which is often experienced in dual and wide base single trailer tires.  The tire’s Advanced Casing Technology results in a contact patch with a consistent footprint, regardless of payload weight. It also provides a 15 per cent improvement in removal mileage compared to the Michelin X One XTA. Available in a 445/50R22.5, the SmartWay verified, long mileage X One Line Energy T tire has solid shoulders and microsipes that also help resist irregular wear.


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